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Marc Márquez returns to pole in Jerez

Jorge Martín will start third.

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Marc Márquez returns to pole in Jerez

Jorge Martín will start third


The Spanish rider Marc Márquez (Ducati) has achieved pole position for the MotoGP races of the Spanish Grand Prix, the fourth round of the motorcycle World Championship and which takes place at the Jerez-Ángel Nieto Circuit, the first achieved with the Borgo brand Panigale, while the leader, also Spanish Jorge Martín (Ducati), will start third.

In this way, the man from Cervera, now at the controls of the Gresini Racing motorcycle, achieves pole number 93, like his number, in the World Championship and number 65 in MotoGP. In addition, it is the first since the 2023 Portuguese Grand Prix.

"I immediately felt very good in the water. This Saturday's race will be a different story, because it will be dry. We will try to finish on the podium in the sprint. I always try to be realistic, and when I think I can finish on the podium I say so" , he told DAZN after the qualification session.

In the front row he will be accompanied by the Italian Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati), second, and the Madrid native Jorge Martín (Ducati), who will try to continue increasing his distance in the overall standings of the World Championship with respect to Francesco 'Pecco' Bagnaia (Ducati), who finished seventh.

After the downpour early in the morning, the track dried out as the bikes took to the track, especially in a Q2 in which the Italian Franco Morbidelli (Ducati) and the South African Brad Binder (KTM) joined. ), the fastest in Q1.

In fact, Jorge Martín (Ducati) and Marc Márquez (Ducati), the fastest in FP2, set the first reference times, but Binder took advantage of the running in the first session to take the lead on the time table.

With just over three minutes remaining, Pedro Acosta (KTM) crashed at turn 13 while running red, while Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati) was able to surpass the South African's mark. Just one minute later, the eldest Márquez scored, in his last attempt, a great 1:46.773 that placed him first and would finally give him pole position.

In addition, his brother Alex Márquez (Ducati) will start sixth, just ahead of Bagnaia. Acosta, for his part, finished tenth and will share the fourth row with the Aprilias of Maverick Viñales and Aleix Espargaró, eleventh and twelfth respectively.

Among those who did not manage to advance to Q2, Dani Pedrosa (KTM) will start the event sixteenth, Raúl Fernández (Aprilia) will start seventeenth, Augusto Fernández (KTM) will start eighteenth, Joan Mir (Repsol Honda) will start twentieth and Alex Rins (Yamaha) twenty-fifth.