05 May Dani Pedrosa qualifies second in Jerez, with Marc Marquez a close fifth
Dani Pedrosa put in an amazing performance today at the newly resurfaced Circuito de Jerez Angel Nieto to take second behind fellow HRC rider Cal Crutchlow, who also set the track’s new pole record.
Marc Marquez will start from the fifth spot on the grid. The reigning World Champion missed a front-row spot by just 0.021”, but his race pace was quite good in every practice session over the two days.
With temperatures expected to rise further tomorrow, both riders placed emphasis on tyre choice as one of the key factors for tomorrow’s 25-lap race, which will begin at 2 p.m. local time.