(CNN) — Reigning universe champion Marc Marquez might not be 100% fit for a MotoGP 2014 deteriorate opener in Qatar yet that doesn’t seem to matter.
A damaged fibula in his right leg postulated while dirt-bike roving final month didn’t seem to delayed a 21-year-old Spaniard down during all in Saturday’s subordinate event as he stormed to stick for Sunday’s race.
He left it late though, watchful until a final path to put in a fastest subordinate time of one minute, 54.507 seconds, circumference out compatriot Alvaro Bautista.
Britain’s Bradley Smith, who was roving a Yamaha Tech3, finished third.
Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso finished fourth while 2012 universe champion Jorge Lorenzo was fifth fastest on his Yamaha. Honda’s Dani Pedrosa will start Sunday’s competition from sixth.
Nine-time universe champion Valentino Rossi starts on a fourth row.
“I’m really happy, after a damage and a detriment of half a pre-season,” Marquez said. “It’s really critical to be here on a front row. But a stick position creates me happy.
“Tomorrow is a many important; it will be really tough as there are many riders on a same pace,” he added.
“Physical condition will also be formidable for me, as we don’t have full energy in my leg so we have to use some-more arms and this is utterly tough over prolonged a distance.”
Marquez prevailed over compatriot Lorenzo in final year’s championship, clinching a pretension during a final competition of a deteriorate in Valencia.
A sum of 6 wins and lectern finishes in each competition he finished in 2013 saw Marquez crowned a youngest MotoGP universe champion ever — and all in his rookie year.