Marc Márquez was second in all three sessions held in Valencia on Saturday: FP3, FP4 and Q2.
The 2019 MotoGP World Champion challenged for pole throughout the Q2 session and missed out on pole by just 0.032s.
Jorge Lorenzo was 14th in the morning Free Practice and 18th in FP4. In Q1 he took sixth place, and he will start from 16th for his final Grand Prix.
Valencia GP 2019 - Q2 - Riders statements
I’m very happy because I was able to get closer than I was expecting, I didn’t think I could be this close over one lap. With our race pace we’re not very far away, but Quartararo is very strong over one lap. Anyway, I’m happy to be on the front row and our first target is done. We’ll try to start well tomorrow and then see what happens. It will be a tough race as Viñales and Quartararo are very fast but I think we can manage it well.
Today went about as we expected, maybe I could have been a little higher on the grid. The plan for tomorrow is to make a good start and avoid trouble in the opening laps and then see what my pace will give me at the end of the race. I think we can move forward and maintain a pace that is closer to the leaders than in the previous rounds. It will certainly be an emotional race tomorrow so I hope that I can enjoy it all and importantly help Honda as best I can.