With already a twelfth pole position this year on the Phillip Island circuit, Marc Marquez has helped equal the record for pole positions in a season previously held by Australian Mick Doohan and Casey Stoner, Honda present in the box and the Spaniard has two more opportunities to improve the record.
Not a few drops of rain fell at the start of Q2, or even tire problems that affect the entire shelf MotoGP since the beginning of the weekend, which will cool the ardor and cravings record Marc Marquez. Fresh double world champion MotoGP Repsol can enter deeper into the history books in performance in the last three races of the season. A goal met if the qualification with a 12th pole position this season with 234 thousandths ahead of the runner. It is none other than the amazing Cal Crutchlow on the front line for the first time this year riding a Ducati yet less advanced than his teammate.
This success allows him to anticipate eight thousandths Jorge Lorenzo has a good race pace and peak itself only six thousandths before the satellite machine Bradley Smith. Dani Pedrosa, forced to go through Q1, leave midway through the second line before Aleix Espargaro. Valentino Rossi took him more harm in qualifying and will only eighth on the grid.
In Moto2, Esteve Rabat has consistently won his eighth pole of the season after dominating the ultra-testing but ultimately only 15 thousandths ahead of Johann Zarco superb that fits on the front line for the 3rd time in a row and will start Sunday his 100th Grand Prix. Mika Kallio will leave him with the end of the first line with a faster than Maverick Viñales while Tom Luthi confirming its Japanese victory with fifth place on the grid in front of Sandro Cortese chrono 14 thousandths. Louis Rossi will start 20th, less than a second off the pole sitter.
In Moto3, Alex Marquez took a new option on the win and the championship by taking pole position in the land of Jack Miller. The Spaniard beat his compatriot and teammate Alex Rins only 14 thousandths while Juanfran Guevarra complete a first line 100% Iberian Australia. Danny Kent will start him in fourth place on the grid before the two pilots RTG John McPhee and Efren Vazquez as Jasper Iwema, who found refuge in the CIP, up the first Mahindra in 7th place. Jack Miller, somewhat annoyed by heavy traffic on the track and many drivers who expected his wheel, will from the 3rd row, just ahead of Alexis Masbou who wants to reconnect with a good result in the race.