MotoGP 2017: Marc Marquez claims pole for Valencia season finale

Team OD Updated: November 11, 2017, 11:08 PM IST

Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez will start the Valencia MotoGP, the season finale of the 2017 season, from pole position. This, despite the fact that he suffered his 27th fall of the season on Saturday.

Marquez heads into the season finale with a 21-point lead over Andrea Dovizioso, who is his title rival. Unfortunately for Dovi, the Ducati rider could only qualify down in ninth position.

Marc Marquez claims the final pole of the 2017 MotoGP season at Valencia

Second place in qualifying went to Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Johan Zarco. The Frenchman will be joined on the grid by Suzuki Ecstar's Andrea Iannone.

The second row of the grid sees the first of the Ducatis, with Jorge Lorenzo (who escaped without injury despite falling on the final corner), line up fourth, with Honda's Dani Pedrosa fifth on the grid, and Michele Pirro sixth.

Valentino Rossi lines up seventh on the grid, with Aleix Espargaro eighth, and Dovizioso ninth. Alex Rins, Pol Espargaro and Jack Miller line up 10th, 11th and 12th, completing the riders who made it to Qualifying 2.

Qualifying results - MotoGP Valencia
1. Marc Marquez
2. Johann Zarco
3. Andrea Iannone
4. Jorge Lorenzo
5. Dani Pedrosa
6. Michele Pirro
7. Valentino Rossi
8. Aleix Espargaro
9. Andrea Dovizioso
10. Alex Rins
11. Pol Espargaro
12. Jack Miller
13. Maverick Viñales
14. Tito Rabat
15. Danilo Petrucci
16. Cal Crutchlow
17. Bradley Smith
18. Karel Abraham
19. Mika Kallio
20. Hector Barbera
21. Alvaro Bautista
22. Scott Redding
23. Loris Baz
24. Sam Lowes
25. Michael Van Der Mark


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