Marquez annihilates lap record to take pole at Silverstone

Author: Oli Rushby Pics: Bonnie Lane Posted: 29 Aug 2015

Marquez qualified on pole

Marc Marquez will start on pole position for the 2015 British Grand Prix after annihilating the pole position lap record twice at Silverstone this afternoon.

The Spaniard broke the record (2’00.691)with his first flying lap of 2’00.234 before going on to shatter it during his second run with a lap time of 2’00.234 to comfortably take pole ahead of Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo.

Dani Pedrosa took third aboard the second Repsol Honda, ahead of Valentino Rossi who jumped from sixth fastest in the closing stages to secure one of his better qualifying positions of the season.

Rossi will start fourth

Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith complete an all-Yamaha second row with Scott Redding enjoying his second-best qualifying of the year to lead the third row in seventh.

Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Iannone complete row three ahead of Aleix Espargaro, Yonny Hernandez and Andrea Dovizioso.

British MotoGP – Silverstone – Qualifying

 

  1. Marc Marquez – Repsol Honda Team - 2’00.234
  2. Jorge Lorenzo – Movistar Yamaha – 2’00.522
  3. Dani Pedrosa – Repsol Honda – 2’00.716
  4. Valentino Rossi – Movistar Yamaha – 2’00.947
  5. Pol Espargaro – Monster Tech 3 Yamaha – 2’01.031
  6. Bradley Smith – Monster Tech 3 Yamaha – 2’01.140
  7. Scott Redding – Estrella Galicia Marc VDS Honda – 2’01.329
  8. Cal Crutchlow – LCR Honda – 2’01.376
  9. Andrea Iannone – Ducati Team – 2’01.874
  10. 10. Aleix Espargaro – Ecstar Suzuki – 2’01.880
  11. Yonny Hernandez – Pramac Ducati – 2’01.894
  12. Andrea Dovizioso – Ducati Team – 2’01.979

     
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