MotoGP rookie Marc Marquez takes his third pole position of the year, while Valentino Rossi claims his first front row start since 2010. Aleix Esparagaro to start fifth on his privateer CRT bike.
MotoGP championship leader Dani Pedrosa missed qualifying after his huge morning highside but will be able to start from twelfth on the grid if declared fit.
Title rival Jorge Lorenzo, who broke his collarbone at Assen - but returned to claim fifth in the race - has been forced to withdraw from the German round after re-damaging his collarbone on Friday.
Andrea Iannone, who fell heavily in Free Practice 4, did not return for Qualifying 1 after dislocating his right shoulder.
Home star Stefan Bradl fell halfway through Qualifying 2 but was able to continue.
Hiroshi Aoyama, injured at Catalunya, is returning to action while Pramac's Ben Spies continues to be side-lined and is again replaced by Ducati test rider Michele Pirro.
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1. Marc Marquez
ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 21.311s
2. Cal Crutchlow
GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 21.434s
3. Valentino Rossi
ITA Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m 21.493s
4. Stefan Bradl
GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 1m 21.862s
5. Aleix Espargaro
ESP Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 21.887s
6. Nicky Hayden
USA Ducati Team (GP13) 1m 22.157s
7. Bradley Smith
GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 22.297s
8. Alvaro Bautista
ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V) 1m 22.484s
9. Andrea Dovizioso
ITA Ducati Team (GP13) 1m 22.561s
10. Claudio Corti
ITA NGM Forward Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 1m 23.059s
11. Danilo Petrucci
ITA Came IodaRacing Project (Suter-BMW CRT)* 1m 23.361s
12. Dani Pedrosa
ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) No Time
13. Randy De Puniet
FRA Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 23.152s
14. Hector Barbera
ESP Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 1m 23.333s
15. Michele Pirro
ITA Ignite Pramac Racing (GP13) 1m 23.349s
16. Michael Laverty
GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART CRT)* 1m 23.549s
17. Yonny Hernandez
COL Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) 1m 23.565s
18. Colin Edwards
USA NGM Forward Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 1m 23.631s
19. Karel Abraham
CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (ART CRT) 1m 23.752s
20. Hiroshi Aoyama
JPN Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 1m 23.820s
21. Lukas Pesek
CZE Came IodaRacing Project (Suter-BMW CRT)* 1m 24.395s
22. Bryan Staring
AUS Go&Fun Honda Gresini (FTR-Honda CRT) 1m 27.273s
23. Andrea Iannone
ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing (GP13) No Time
* Standard ECU.
Fastest practice time:
SPA Honda 1m 21.903s
Official Sachsenring MotoGP records:
AUS Honda 1m 21.067s
Fastest race lap:
ESP Honda 1m 21.846s
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