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Marc Marquez soars for record-breaking Silverstone pole

Marc Marquez soars for record-breaking Silverstone pole

24.08.2019: British Grand Prix MotoGP 2019 Round 12 Marc Marquez delivered his 60th premier class pole position from 120 premier class starts with a new lap record at the British Grand Prix, Jorge Lorenzo batt

British Grand Prix
MotoGP 2019   Round 12





Marc Marquez delivered his 60th premier class pole position from 120 premier class starts with a new lap record at the British Grand Prix, Jorge Lorenzo battled his physical condition.



Times were tumbling from early in the day as the Silverstone circuit record was improved on continuously throughout the day. The bar was provisionally set during Free Practice 3 when Marc Marquez was one of three riders to enter the 1’58s – over a second faster than the record from 2017.



Immediately in the 1’58s from his first flying lap of Q2, Marc Marquez left it late to set his fastest time as he secured pole with a 1’58.168 and set a new outright lap record around the Silverstone circuit. The record-breaking lap is his 60th pole position in the premier class on what is his 120th premier class start. This is also the World Championship leader’s eighth pole of the 2019 season and his fourth pole in a row.



Aside from his incredible pole lap, Marquez has demonstrated strong and consistent race pace throughout the weekend in Silverstone. The competition in the MotoGP World Championship is as close as ever as Marc Marquez prepares to battle for a potential 88th premier class podium with the Repsol Honda Team.



Jorge Lorenzo continued his efforts in returning to pre-injury form, improving his lap time with each session on track. Able to set a 2’01.562 during Q1, the still recovering Lorenzo has improved his pace by almost three seconds since Friday. Given his physical condition, Jorge Lorenzo is aware of the challenge a full distance MotoGP race at Silverstone presents on Sunday.



Sunday’s 20-lap British Grand Prix will begin at 13:00 local time as the second race of the day due to the unique running schedule of the British round.   
   
       


Marc Marquez  93
1ST  1’58.168


“With the first tyre I felt really, really good and I just tried to find a good lap and I did my first lap alone. When we went out with the second tyre there was a fair bit of traffic, I was on top in the results so I did not want to push first. We were then waiting a bit and playing with our strategy and then on the last lap the tyres were ready and we made a really good lap.


Valentino was ahead, maybe a little too far because I couldn’t profit fully from the slipstream. I think we can be strong in the race tomorrow, but for sure there are many rivals for tomorrow.”         

   


       
Jorge Lorenzo  99
21ST  2'01.562


“I am still limited a lot by my physical condition, tomorrow will be a difficult day but I want to race to test myself. I’m realistic about what to expect from the race, it’s not something I have experienced before in my career but I am the only rider on track with this kind of injury.



It’s important to finish this weekend because it means I can be physically and mentally more prepared for the next test and races. We will try our hardest tomorrow and avoid any unnecessary risks.”         

   
       
   
    British Grand Prix Qualification Results





1    MARQUEZ Marc     93    SPA    Repsol Honda Team    Honda    1'58.168
2    ROSSI Valentino     46    ITA    Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP    Yamaha    0.428
3    MILLER Jack     43    AUS    Pramac Racing    Ducati    0.434
4    QUARTARARO Fabio     20    FRA    Petronas Yamaha SRT    Yamaha    0.444
5    RINS Alex     42    SPA    Team Suzuki Ecstar    Suzuki    0.502
6    VINALES Maverick     12    SPA    Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP    Yamaha    0.594
7    DOVIZIOSO Andrea     4    ITA    Ducati Team    Ducati    0.594
8    MORBIDELLI Franco     21    ITA    Petronas Yamaha SRT    Yamaha    0.928
9    CRUTCHLOW Cal     35    GBR    LCR Honda    Honda    1.075
10    NAKAGAMI Takaaki     30    JPN    LCR Honda    Honda    1.259
11    PETRUCCI Danilo     9    ITA    Ducati Team    Ducati    1.319
12    ESPARGARO Aleix     41    SPA    Aprilia Racing Team Gresini    Aprilia    1.452
13    ESPARGARO Pol     44    SPA    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM    1'59.549 Q1
14    ZARCO Johann     5    FRA    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM    0.099
15    OLIVEIRA Miguel     88    POR    Red Bull KTM Tech 3    KTM    0.209
16    RABAT Tito     53    SPA    Reale Avintia Racing    Ducati    0.367
17    IANNONE Andrea     29    ITA    Aprilia Racing Team Gresini    Aprilia    0.691
18    BAGNAIA Francesco     63    ITA    Pramac Racing    Ducati    0.813
19    GUINTOLI Sylvain     50    FRA    Team Suzuki Ecstar    Suzuki    1.111
20    SYAHRIN Hafizh     55    MAL    Red Bull KTM Tech 3    KTM    1.151
21    LORENZO Jorge     99    SPA    Repsol Honda Team    Honda    2.013
22    ABRAHAM Karel     17    CZE    Reale Avintia Racing    Ducati    5.296
   
   
       
 
 

 
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