Pedrosa on pole as Márquez falls
14 June 2014 – Dani Pedrosa took advantage of Repsol Honda team-mate Marc Márquez's fall to secure pole position for the Catalunya Grand Prix.
Márquez, who claimed pole for the opening six rounds of the campaign, had looked set to extend his run by going fastest early in qualifying.
But late improvements from Pedrosa and Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo put the reigning World Champion under pressure, and he lost control of his bike at Turn 1 on his final attempt.
Pole-sitter Pedrosa finished just over a tenth clear of Lorenzo, posting the only time inside the 1m41s bracket.
LCR's Stefan Bradl took fourth ahead of Yamaha's Valentino Rossi, while Forward Racing's Aleix Espargaró, who had set the pace in Friday's opening practice session, grabbed the final spot on the second row of the grid.
Andrea Dovizioso led Ducati's charge in seventh, while Tech 3 Yamaha team-mates Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaró sandwiched the Pramac machine of Yonny Hernández in the remaining top ten positions.
Pramac's Andrea Iannone and Gresini's Álvaro Bautista were the two riders to progress from Q1, going on to finish 11th and 12th respectively. The latter had been faster in the first phase, but crashed out in Q2.
Sunday's 25-lap race in Barcelona gets underway at 2pm local time (GMT +2)