Sachsenring MotoGP: Marc Marquez takes another German GP pole

Marc Marquez kept up his dominant MotoGP form at the Sachsenring by claiming pole position for the German Grand Prix

Sachsenring MotoGP: Marc Marquez takes another German GP pole

After topping all of the practice sessions, Marquez went underneath his own pole record from 2014 early in Q2.

Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa briefly moved ahead but Marquez responded with a 1m20.336s, nearly three tenths quicker than Pedrosa, to seal a sixth consecutive pole at the Sachsenring across all classes.

Jorge Lorenzo will join his fellow Spaniards on the front row of the grid on his Yamaha.

Andrea Iannone was the best of the Ducatis in fourth after outpacing Pramac rider Yonny Hernandez late on.

Hernandez had to come through Q1, but went on to match his best ever qualifying result of fifth ahead of the championship leader and Assen winner Valentino Rossi.

Aleix Espargaro set the pace after the first laps on his Suzuki but ended up seventh and will start alongside the two Tech 3 Yamahas of his brother Pol and Bradley Smith.

Smith was delayed early in the session when he broke his screen, hitting it with his head during a big moment that briefly put him off track.

Cal Crutchlow was 10th on his LCR Honda ahead of Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso and Suzuki rider Maverick Vinales, who joined Hernandez in making it through from Q1.

Scott Redding had been in fine form on Friday but the Marc VDS Honda rider was bumped out of an automatic Q2 place in third practice and could not make amends in Q1, ending up with 14th on the grid behind Hector Barbera.

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QUALIFYING RESULTS:

Pos Rider Team Bike Time Gap
1 Marc Marquez Honda Honda 1m20.336s -
2 Dani Pedrosa Honda Honda 1m20.628s 0.292s
3 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Yamaha 1m20.921s 0.585s
4 Andrea Iannone Ducati Ducati 1m21.029s 0.693s
5 Yonny Hernandez Pramac Racing Ducati 1m21.115s 0.779s
6 Valentino Rossi Yamaha Yamaha 1m21.220s 0.884s
7 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki Suzuki 1m21.239s 0.903s
8 Pol Espargaro Tech 3 Yamaha 1m21.274s 0.938s
9 Bradley Smith Tech 3 Yamaha 1m21.329s 0.993s
10 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda 1m21.409s 1.073s
11 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Ducati 1m21.503s 1.167s
12 Maverick Vinales Suzuki Suzuki 1m21.796s 1.460s
13 Hector Barbera Avintia Racing Ducati 1m21.628s -
14 Scott Redding Marc VDS Honda 1m21.632s -
15 Danilo Petrucci Pramac Racing Ducati 1m21.760s -
16 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia Gresini Aprilia 1m22.049s -
17 Alex de Angelis IodaRacing Project ART/Aprilia 1m22.195s -
18 Jack Miller LCR Honda 1m22.225s -
19 Nicky Hayden Aspar Honda 1m22.362s -
20 Loris Baz Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 1m22.394s -
21 Mike Di Meglio Avintia Racing Ducati 1m22.441s -
22 Hiroshi Aoyama AB Motoracing Honda 1m22.543s -
23 Eugene Laverty Aspar Honda 1m22.693s -
24 Michael Laverty Aprilia Gresini Aprilia 1m22.947s -
25 Claudio Corti Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 1m23.374s -


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