Dani Pedrosa just pips team mate Márquez to pole in Jerez

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Dani Pedrosa just pips team mate Márquez to pole in Jerez

Dani Pedrosa just pips team mate Márquez to pole in Jerez

PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU

AFP

Dani Pedrosa narrowly edged out world champion Marc Marquez to start from pole for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix after a thrilling duel between the Honda team-mates.

Dani Pedrosa narrowly edged out his Honda team mate and reigning world champion Marc Márquez to start from pole for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix after a thrilling duel in Jerez de la Frontera.

Márquez falls short of best time

Despite a late final attempt from Márquez to secure his third pole of the season, he fell 0.049 seconds short of Pedrosa's best time of 1 minute 38.249 seconds.

Dani Pedrosa streaks ahead in Jerez

Britain's Cal Crutchlow completes the front row of the grid, but it was a disappointing Saturday for Yamaha duo Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales. Rossi tops the championship standings after three races, but will start from seventh.

Vinales, who won the first two races of the season in Qatar and Argentina before crashing out at the Grand Prix of the Americas last time out, qualified fourth.

 

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