05 - 05 - 2012
Second pole in a row for Marc Marquez
The rider will start tomorrow CatalunyaCaixa from the first position in the Grand Prix of PortugalMarc Marquez loose. The pilot CatalunyaCaixa achieved today in the Estoril circuit his second pole in a row, the ninth in Moto2 and 23 of his career. With a record of 1'40 .934, new Moto2 record on the Estoril circuit after passing the previous best time, in possession of Stefan Bradl (1'41 .591, 2011), the de Cervera has achieved the first position in qualifying and tomorrow will come in front of the grid in the Grand Prix of Portugal.
The pilot CatalunyaCaixa dominated with an iron hand the second day of practice pertaining to the third round of the season. In the morning, and during the third practice session, Márquez was awarded the best time stopping the clock at 1'41 .041, having played 19 laps. And in the qualifying session, Marquez has continued its dictatorial rule, leading the session from that of CX completed its fourth round. At cruising speed, the pilot has been spraying CatalunyaCaixa their records, until the last lap, which has managed to freeze the clock at 1'40 .934's spectacular.
Tomorrow, Marquez will make his third race of the season (11.20 hours, 12.20 hours peninsular Spanish) and for the third time, the pilot will CatalunyaCaixa occupy the first row of the grid, with Thomas Luthi and Scott Redding.
Marc Marquez CatalunyaCaixa pilot, 'pole', time: 1'40 .934, 39 laps:
"I wanted to go fast at this circuit, because in Estoril is tough to get. But from the beginning and we have found good on the bike, with a basic set-up good, and we have gradually been improving. Tomorrow we still have to prove anything in the warm-up, but of course we're happy. We'll have to stay calm, because the race is the most important, is where we play championship points. We are prepared to fight for victory. We have a good base from there, try to get a good start and see how the race goes, fast or slow, or there is some reference group. We try to give a hundred percent and see if we can get to the final laps fighting for victory. "