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Moto GP – Marquez on pole for British Grand Prix

Marc Marquez will start tomorrow’s British Grand Prix from pole position after a great battle against Jorge Lorenzo.

The pair took it in turns to smash the lap record around the Silverstone track, but in the end it was the championship leader who posted the quickest lap time of 2:00.691.

Lorenzo was visibly frustrated with the fact that Marquez was able to beat him, despite twice breaking the lap record.

Marc Marquez smashed the lap record at Silverstone

Marc Marquez smashed the lap record at Silverstone

Joining them on the front row of the grid is Britain’s Cal Crutchlow, who fought back well after a couple of big crashes in practice this morning.

Stefen Bradl was able to qualify in fourth place, just ahead of Repsol Honda rider, Dani Pedrosa. Pedrosa was in fourth place but decided to scrap his final quick lap, which would ultimately cost him a place on the grid.

Valentino Rossi again struggled to get to grips with his Yamaha, on a track that he admittedly is not a fan of. Rossi eventually managed to qualify in sixth position, but he was nearly 1.5seconds behind Marquez.

Britain’s Bradley Smith will start from 10th position on the grid, with the Tech 3 rider struggling to adapt to the Silverstone circuit on a Moto GP bike .

British Grand Prix Qualifying Results: 

1.Marquez
2.Lorenzo
3.Crutchlow
4.Bradl
5.Pedrosa
6.Rossi
7.Dovizioso
8.Bautista
9.Hayden
10.Smith

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