As the clocks started ticking for Q2, it was Marquez who set the benchmark lap with a 1'38.300 going on top. Dani Pedrosa had his intentions clear as he climbed to P2 just three tenths off Marquez. Meanwhile Jorge Lorenzo made a surprise visit for the P3 making a quick 1'38.985. Valentino Rossi struggled a bit during his first run and couldn't make the desired lap time. Teammate Maverick Viñales was also seen on and off from the second row during the first run. Andrea Iannone seemed to have the pace at first, but later on dropped off to settle for a P5 start.
The first row of the grid for tomorrow's race is an All Honda lineup, courtesy Dani Pedrosa, Marc Marquez and Cal Crutchlow. Maverick Viñales is the top Yamaha starting the race at P4. He is followed by the Italian, Andrea Iannone from the middle of the second row at P5. Johann Zarco made an impressive qualifying and starts from P6 of the grid. The nine times World Champion Valentino Rossi will start the race from P7, hoping to continue his current form. Jorge Lorenzo is the top Ducati starting at P8, who's keen in proving his potential on the new Italian bike.
The top 10 of the grid was completed by Jonas Folger and Jack Miller respectively. Scott Redding starts the race from P11, while the Aprilia rider Aleix Espargaro starts behind at P12. Danilo Petrucci, Andrea Dovizioso and Pol Espargaro complete the top 15 of the grid. With Repsol Honda giving a tough fight at Jerez, we expect the race to be tight especially for the top 6. The Spanish GP starts at 5.30PM IST tomorrow at the Circuito de Jerez. Stay tuned to BikesMedia for further updates on the 2017 MotoGP World Championship.
By: Aravind Rb