Repsol Honda rider takes victory in Spain ahead of Rossi and Pedrosa
Rossi leads teammate Jorge Lorenzo and satellite Yamaha rider Cal Crutchlow
Repsol Honda rider grabs pole ahead of Lorenzo and teammate Pedrosa
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider surges to the front ahead of Rossi and Bradl
Spaniard thrills home fans as does second and third pair Marquez and Lorenzo
By Gordon Hatch - MotoGP correspondent
Aleix Espargaro topped the charts in free practice at Jerez today.
Marc Marquez’s flawless start to the season gives him a twenty-eight point lead in the MotoGP™ championship standings over teammate Dani Pedrosa.
American forced to sit out Spanish round due to chest and back injuries
Spanish riders lockout the front row in drama filled qualifying session
Crutchlow and Pirro retire after just a few laps.
Marc Marquez’s tactic to do three stints in QP2 using a new soft compound rear slick each time paid dividends.
Andrea Dovizioso was tenth-best in the first session, and although he improved his time by .060 seconds in the afternoon, it was only good enough for twelfth overall.
Andrea Dovizioso's second run powered him to sixth place, one second away from the top slot.
The next round of the MotoGP World Championship is scheduled for May 18 at the historic French circuit of Le Mans.
Black clouds, heavy rains and a waterlogged track hampered testing efforts.