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MotoGP Silverstone: Marquez unstoppable for pole

Marc Marquez takes pole position for the British MotoGP at Silverstone.
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Marc Marquez continued his domination of the British MotoGP weekend with pole position at Silverstone on Saturday.

The reigning world champion, beaten for the first time this year at Brno, finished the 15-minute Qualifying 2 pole positon shootout 0.311s clear of Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso.

Jorge Lorenzo was a further 0.035s behind to make it three different manufacturers on the front row, the Movistar Yamaha rider having mounted an effective comeback after struggling to adapt to the tyres on day one.

Row two will be formed by Open class star Aleix Espargaro (Forward Yamaha), Marquez's Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa and Lorenzo's team-mate Valentino Rossi.

Bradley Smith featured as high as third in the closing stages of the session but was pushed down to seventh for Tech 3 Yamaha. Smith will be the highest home rider on the grid with team-mate Pol Espargaro and LCR Honda's Stefan Bradl joining him on the third row.

Pramac Ducati's Andrea Iannone will start just tenth after a fall, with Briton Scott Redding getting the better of his Factory class Gresini Honda team-mate Alvaro Bautista in both Q1 and Q2.

As usual, the Ducati and Open class riders made use of their special soft rear tyre for qualifying.

Qualifying 2:
1. Marc Marquez
2. Andrea Dovizioso
3. Jorge Lorenzo
4. Aleix Espargaro
5. Dani Pedrosa
6. Valentino Rossi
7. Bradley Smith
8. Pol Espargaro
9. Stefan Bradl
10. Andrea Iannone
11. Scott Redding
12. Alvaro Bautista

Tagged as: Honda , Marquez

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