A late qualifying fall left Dani Pedrosa helpless to prevent team-mate Marc Marquez claiming pole position in Germany.

Pedrosa on pole when he lost the front of his Repsol Honda into turn one, with just three minutes to go.

It was his second big fall of the weekend, after a Turn 12 lowside on Friday afternoon, but he was again able to walk away unharmed - unlike in last year's collarbone breaking Turn One accident.

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Despite being absent for the end of qualifying, only unbeaten world champion Marquez was able to better Pedrosa's time and he will thus start from the middle of the front row.

"It was a good qualifying session and we had a good pace, despite the crash which was my fault when I think I hit a bump under braking but luckily I'm fine," said Pedrosa. "I'm very grateful to my mechanics for the work they did yesterday to get the bike back running again after my crash in FP2.

"Tomorrow we will try to do our best, position ourselves well from the start, make a good tyre choice and hope the weather is kind to us! Our setup is definitely good, so I hope to have a good race."

Pedrosa is currently tied with Valentino Rossi for second in the world championship, 72-points from Marquez. Rossi qualified in sixth for Yamaha.

Home star Stefan Bradl will complete the front row of the grid for LCR Honda.