The 2014 MotoGP Australian Grand Prix at Philip Island is Sunday, Oct. 19. Be sure to catch all the action on Fox Sports 1 starting 1:00 a.m. ET. For race fans out there that will not have access to the Fox Sports 1 when the lights go out, be sure to catch the live stream online by signing up for MotoGP 2014 MultiScreen Season VideoPass here.

Marc Marquez comes face to face with history as he equals the record of twelve poles in a season after clinching the top spot on the grid at the Australian MotoGp in Philip Island. With two more remaining this season, Marquez may potentially score a total of 14 poles. Currently, Marquez shares the honor of twelve poles with Mick Doohan (1997) and Casey Stoner (2011). 

Coming in second in qualifying is a stunning performance by Cal Crutchlow, who seems to have finally come to grips with the Ducati's difficult handling. According to Crutchlow, it took a complete change in riding style for him to ride the Ducati faster. 

“I am a bit more confident and I was pushing a little bit more,” Crutchlow said. “I haven't changed so much. A lot of braking zones are better than what they were and better than what I was last year, but I believe I have made a change to my riding style a bit.” 

“We have started to work with the bike in a better way. If you change things and it makes no difference, you may as well ride what you have got and not change it so much. We have made a couple of changes that haven't worked, so we went back to what we started with and just rode, which is what we did at Aragon and Motegi.”

Despite the newfound speed on a Ducati, Crutchlow has already signed a contract to leave Ducati for LCR Honda for 2015. When asked if he now thinks his decision to leave Ducati was premature, Crutchlow simply said that he is happy with his decision and also happy to have found his pace once again. 

Despite the arrival of a fresh Ducati contender, newly crowned 2014 MotoGP champ Marc Marquez says that this weekend will be stress free. The 2014 MotoGP Australian Grand Prix at Philip Island is Sunday, Oct. 19. Be sure to catch all the action on Fox Sports 1 starting 1:00 a.m. ET. For race fans out there that will not have access to the Fox Sports 1 when the lights go out, be sure to catch the live stream online by signing up for MotoGP 2014 MultiScreen Season VideoPass here.