Marquez secures ninth consecutive pole in Germany
Sachsenring (Germany), July 14 (PTI) Honda's championship leader Marc Marquez grabbed pole at the German Grand Prix for a ninth consecutive year after qualifying here today.
The Spanish star set himself up for a sixth straight MotoGP win at the Sachsenring by breaking the course record with a time of 1 minute 20.27 seconds on his final lap to nudge into first spot on Sunday's grid.
Marc and his team proceeded to Q2 with a clear strategy in mind: three attempts -- with a long slide and an unplanned (but also unsurprising, really) near-crash -- to take his ninth consecutive pole at Sachsenring.
The 1'20.270 lap was a new pole record for the circuit, Marquez's third pole this season, his 48th in MotoGP, and the 76th of his career.
The outcome from the other side of the Honda garage was also positive enough, with Dani Pedrosa improving from yesterday's 20th place to 10th this morning while earning a direct passage to Q2