World champion Marc Marquez was left frustrated after a crash in qualifying thwarted his chances of a front row start for the final race of the season at Valencia.

The Repsol Honda rider also slipped off in FP3 but had been quickest in every session and is confident of his race pace ahead of the season finale at the Spanish circuit.

"On the one hand I'm happy, because we have a great pace and a great set-up for tomorrow, but on the other hand I am a little annoyed that I made a mistake in qualifying," said Marquez.

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"I apologise to the team, because we could have fought for pole position but I made the same mistake with the brake twice, causing me to crash.

"You learn from these things and I'll go out tomorrow looking to enjoy the race, because we are ready to battle for the win."

Marquez posted his best lap in 1m 31.144s, which left him three-tenths of a second off the pace of Movistar Yamaha's Valentino Rossi in pole as his missed a front row slot by 0.145s.