Marquez grabs pole position at Czech Grand Prix

  • Marquez grabs pole position at Czech Grand Prix

Marquez grabs pole position at Czech Grand Prix

Marquez has now won his last two races after victory in Germany and will be looking to complete a hat-trick when battle reconvenes in Austria at the Red Bull Ring this weekend.

His younger brother Darryn was ruled out of the Czech Grand Prix after breaking his thumb in a supermoto crash on Saturday 29 July while training in South Africa. That's while, Andrea Dovizioso, Cal Crutchlow and Jorge Lorenzo ended their qualifying in 4th to 6th places respectively. Before getting overtaken by Marquez though, Rossi and Dovizioso finally entered the pits to swap bikes. Close on points in the championship, "DesmoDovi' achieved some damage limitation by managing to stay close enough, but Rossi kept the upper hand".

Brno victor Marc Marquez was second to Rossi on Monday, 0.018 seconds behind, and said Honda had also worked on ideas for the Red Bull Ring.

But first, he wants to secure a top-10 finish in this year's series.

We had seen one incident today when Andrea Iannone had an accident at the pit stop.

"It was good to go testing at Brno during the summer break because it allowed us to work on the bike and stay focused on the job", said Marquez, who finished third at Brno previous year behind victor Cal Crutchlow and Rossi. Johann Zarco (FRA/Yamaha Tech3) 0.525, 9.

Full points awarded - and a six lap sprint. The five-time champion took the lead after taking both race wins in a commanding performance at the last round on the Brands Hatch GP circuiting - this after also taking both race wins at the preceding round at Snetterton.

"This championship will be long and hard but these 25 points will be important", said Marquez, who moved 14 points clear at the top.

So, with the track slowly drying out, Honda took the decision to bring in the Spaniard and take a measured gamble.

At Brno, Moto3 championship leader Joan Mir continued his demoralising rout of his main rival Romano Fenati, a cleverly strategised late surge landing him his sixth victory from 10 races this year.

"We are strong and confident and we have many set-ups in case one won't work and for that reason I arrive to Montmelo really motivated".