Marquez Counts To 10 In Sachsenring Qualifying

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Marc Marquez en route to the pole on Saturday at the Sachsenring. (Honda Photo)
Marc Marquez en route to the pole on Saturday at the Sachsenring. (Honda Photo)

HOHENSTEIN-ERNSTTHAL, Germany – Marc Marquez scored his 57th premier class pole during MotoGP qualifying on Saturday at the Sachsenring.

Marquez eclipsed his own qualifying record at the German track, resetting it with a 1:20.195 lap to earn his 10th-straight pole at the Sachsenring.

“I am riding very well and since FP1 I have felt good here,” Marquez said. “We’ve just been trying different tires and some different things on the bike to see how it compares. Even in qualifying we tried some different things to keep understanding more. We have everything in place for tomorrow but the Yamaha riders are very fast, (Maverick) Viñales and (Fabio) Quartararo are very fast so we will have to keep an eye on them. The pole was possible today but we will have to see if the win is possible tomorrow.”

Marquez will be joined on the front row two Yamaha riders – Petronas Yamaha SRT’s Fabio Quartararo and Monster Energy Yamaha’s Maverick Viñales. Quartararo was .205 of a second off the pace set by Marquez.

Alex Rins qualified fourth for Suzuki, followed by the Pramac Racing Ducati of Jack Miller and LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow.

The remainder of the top-10 included Franco Morbidelli, Pol Espargaro, Joan Mir and Takaaki Nakagami.