Aleix Espargaro
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After an impressive Free Practice session on Friday, Forward rider Aleix Espargaro took the first pole of his career as the Spaniard will start the 2014 Dutch MotoGP Grand Prix from the front at TT Circuit Assen.

Where to Watch Live

Live coverage of the race for the Dutch Grand Prix starts at 1pm BST on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 1 HD. Real-time internet updates are available on MotoGP's official website.

Qualifying Review

Espargaro was the fastest in Friday's practice session and the Forward rider managed to emulate it during the qualifying session. The Spaniard was the fastest during Q2 and clocked a time of 1:38.789s to savour debut pole in MotoGP.

Defending champion and Honda rider Marc Marquez will start Saturday's race of the Dutch Grand Prix from the second spot. He was 1.405s behind his compatriot. The 21-year-old's Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa was third with a time of 1:40.732s.

Espargaro, along with Marquez and Pedrosa will lock horns for the front grid at TT Circuit Assen. The championship leader has won all the seven races of the season and despite losing the pole to the Forward rider, Marquez would be hoping to seal his eighth win of the year.

British star and Ducati rider Cal Crutchlow was fifth, while his former teammate and Tech 3 rider Bradley Smith was sixth after clocking a time of 1:40.818s. Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo managed to finish in the top 10 as he will start the Dutch Grand Prix from the ninth spot.

Top 10 MotoGP Qualifying Times from TT Circuit Assen:

1. Aleix Espargaro (ESP) NGM Forward 1:38.789s

2. Marc Marquez (ESP) Honda 1:40.194s

3. Dani Pedrosa (ESP) Honda 1:40.732s

4. Andrea Iannone (ITA) Pramac 1:40.786s

5. Cal Crutchlow (GBR) Ducati 1:40.796s

6. Bradley Smith (GBR) Tech 3 1:40.818s

7. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) Ducati 1:41.140s

8. Stefan Brad (Ger) LCR 1:41.982s

9. Jorge Lorenzo (ESP) Yamaha 1:42.259s

10. Alvaro Bautista (ESP) Go&Fun 1:42.884s