MotoGP: World champion Marc Marquez on pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix
Last Updated: 03/05/14 4:18pm
Marc Marquez: Has taken pole position for all four races in 2014 so far
Marc Marquez continued his dominant start to the 2014 MotoGP season by taking pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez.
The reigning world champion has taken both pole and the race win in each of the first three rounds of the season and extended that run on home soil on Saturday.
Marquez broke the lap record with a fastest time of 1 minute 38.120 seconds to end the session 0.421s ahead of fellow Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo.
Lorenzo will start the race sandwiched between two Repsol Hondas, with Marquez's team-mate Dani Pedrosa rounding out the front row after qualifying just over half a second slower than the pole-sitter.
The second factory Yamaha of Valentino Rossi set the fourth-fastest time of the session ahead of Aleix Espargaro and Andrea Dovizioso.
Bradley Smith of the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team was the leading British rider in ninth position. Cal Crutchlow, Scott Redding and Michael Laverty failed to make it into Q2 and will start the race in 14th, 18th and 21st places respectively.