Marc Marquez takes pole position for the Dutch TT in a thrilling qualifying session!

Marc Marquez blasted to pole position breaking the lap record with Cal Crutchlow and Valentino Rossi joining him on the front row!

3 tenths of a second separated the top 10 with only 0.079 separating the top 4!

Crutchlow and Rossi were nowhere for most of qualifying but they both banked in brilliant last laps to have a clear view into turn 1 tomorrow.

With 30 seconds to go, Andrea Iannone and Jorge Lorenzo were 1st and 2nd but somehow qualified 9th and 10th respectively.

It was just as close in Q1, with only one tenth separated the top 6 riders with Johann Zarco and Alex Rins the two riders advancing to Q2. Riders that narrowly missed out included Jack Miller, Takaaki Nakagami and Tito Rabat!

Rins and Zarco would then set more brilliant lap times with them starting the Dutch TT 5th and 8th respectively.

Marquez’s teammate, Dani Pedrosa, had a qualifying to forget with the Spaniard starting 18th!

The Top 10:

  1. Marc Marquez
  2. Cal Crutchlow
  3. Valentino Rossi
  4. Andrea Dovizioso
  5. Alex Rins
  6. Maverick Vinales
  7. Aleix Espargaro
  8. Johann Zarco
  9. Andrea Iannone
  10. Jorge Lorenzo


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