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MotoGP Silverstone: Marc Marquez with track record on pole

Saturday, August 26th, 2017 | Sports

August 26, 2017 – 3:59 pm
Marc Marquez is the only MotoGP pilot to take a 1: 59-time and secure pole positions before Valentino Rossi – Jonas Folger saves 10th

Marc Marquez races in Silverstone to the 71st pole position of his career

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(cafetheology.org) – World Championship leader Marc Marquez is also the best thing at Silverstone. With a new track record of 1: 59.941 minutes, the Honda driver secured the pole position on Saturday at the Grand Prix of Great Britain. Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi missed the fastest time with only 0.084 seconds and starts tomorrow from grid two. Last year, Cal Crutchlow (LCR-Honda) was third. Maverick Vinales, with a time of 2: 00.341 minutes, leads the second row, completed by Jorge Lorenzo as the best Ducati driver on five before his team-mate Andrea Dovizioso on six. Behind them are Dani Pedrosa (Honda), Johann Zarco (Tech-3-Yamaha) and Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) in the starting row four. Jonas Folger (Tech-3-Yamaha) fought his way to the tenth place through Q1. Pol Espargaro (KTM) stayed in eleventh place after a fall – ahead of Scott Redding (Pramac-Ducati) on twelve. The Suzuki drivers missed the second qualifying session, although Alex Rins in the fourth free practice still a strong Pace and also set the first fastest time in Q1. In the end, the MotoGP rookie was still picked up by Pedrosa and Folger and had to be satisfied with the grid position 13 for Sunday. Suzuki team colleague Andrea Iannone concludes the fifth row as the 15th. For Danilo Petrucci (Pramac-Ducati) the half-day weekend in Silverstone continued in Q1. Right at the start of the session, the Italian struggled, with his second bike followed personal best times, but ultimately did not get beyond rank 18. KTM driver Bradley Smith missed 1.187 seconds on the Q2. He goes into the race as 19th. The grid once again decides Sam Lowes (Aprilia).



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