Shell Malaysia MotoGP Race Day Andrea Dovizioso starts from the front row for j…
Shell Malaysia MotoGP Race Day
Andrea Dovizioso starts from the front row for just the fourth time in 2017. He has had two wins and a third place finish from his previous three front row starts this year.
Dovizioso was only 0.024 seconds off pole and was the man provisionally set to take it until the final few seconds, but the Italian holds the cards after key rival and points leader Marc Marquez had a more difficult session and will line up seventh – on the third row. Marquez crashed on his first flier, taking a tumble at Turn 15 but able to get the bike going and head down pitlane, and was unable to threaten once back out on track. It’s only the second time ever in the premier class the reigning Champion has failed to qualify in the top six.