News 12 Jul 2015

Marquez heads Honda 1-2 in Sachsenring qualifying

Strong showing from Miller in 18th on the grid.

Source: HRC.

Source: HRC.

Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez’s 1m20.336s lap was enough to net him first position on the grid for this weekend’s MotoGP battle.

This is Marquez’s sixth-consecutive pole at the Sachsenring, leading to victory for the Spaniard for the last five years in a row. Joining him on the front row are his team mate Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha).

Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) will start from fourth place, with Yonny Hernández (Octo Pramac Racing) in a very respectable fifth after having to fight his way through Q1. Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha) completes the second row in sixth.

The Espargaro brothers will have a chance to wish each other luck before the lights go out, given that they start together on the third row with Aleix (Team Suzuki Ecstar) in seventh and Pol (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) in eighth.

Rounding out the top 10 are British riders Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) and Cal Crutchlow (CWM-LCR Honda), who start from ninth and 10th respectively.

French rider Johann Zarco will start from pole for the German GP Moto2 race with a 1m24.044s, ahead of Xavier Simeón and Franco Morbidelli. Queensland’s Anthony West (QMMF Racing Team) was within a second of the pole time, starting 18th.

The Leopard Racing rider Danny Kent lapped the Sachsenring over 0.5 sec faster than the rest of the pack to take Moto3 pole despite his first crash of the season late in the session.

Joining the Brit on the front row are Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Team Moto3) and Karel Hanika (Red Bull KTM Ajo), while young Aussie rookie Remy Gardner (CIP Mahindra) will start out of 27th.

2015 MotoGP World Championship
Round nine – Sachsenring, Germany

MotoGP qualifying results:
1. Marc Marquez 1m20.336s
2. Dani Pedrosa 1m20.628s
3. Jorge Lorenzo 1m20.921s
4. Andrea Iannone 1m21.029s
5. Yonny Hernandez 1m21.115s
6. Valentino Rossi 1m21.220s
7. Aleix Espargaro 1m21.239s
8. Pol Espargaro 1m21.274s
9. Bradley Smith 1m21.329s
10. Cal Crutchlow 1m21.409s
11. Andrea Dovizioso 1m21.503s
12. Maverick Viñales 1m21.796s
13. Hector Barbera 1m21.628s
14. Scott Redding 1m21.632s
15. Danilo Petrucci 1m21.760s
16. Alvaro Bautista 1m22.049s
17. Alex De Angelis 1m22.195s
18. Jack Miller (AUS) 1m22.225s
19. Nicky Hayden 1m22.362s
20. Loris Baz 1m22.394s

Moto2 qualifying results:
1. Johann Zarco 1m24.044s
2. Xavier Simeon 1m24.133s
3. Franco Morbidelli 1m24.291s
4. Thomas Luthi 1m24.403s
5. Simone Corsi 1m24.449s
6. Tito Rabat 1m24.507s
7. Sandro Cortese 1m24.515s
8. Jonas Folger 1m24.618s
9. Sam Lowes 1m24.661s
10. Mika Kallio 1m24.669s
18. Anthony West (AUS) 1m24.970s

Moto3 qualifying results:
1. Danny Kent 1m26.420s
2. Enea Bastianini 1m26.939s
3. Karel Hanika 1m26.941s
4. Fabio Quartararo 1m26.968s
5. Efren Vazquez 1m27.005s
6. Andrea Locatelli 1m27.130s
7. Jorge Martin 1m27.160s
8. Jorge Navarro 1m27.253s
9. Niccolò Antonelli 1m27.313s
10. Niklas Ajo 1m27.334s
27. Remy Gardner (AUS) 1m28.160s

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