SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — MotoGP world championship leader Marc Marquez will start the British Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday after setting a new lap record at the Silverstone circuit.
Marquez, in his maiden MotoGP season, completed a lap in qualifying on Saturday in 2 minutes, 0.691 seconds after a fierce tussle with defending champion Jorge Lorenzo. The Yamaha rider was the first to break Casey Stoner's lap record in the final qualifying session before Marquez went quicker.
Marquez again lowered the best time and will start his bid for a fifth MotoGP race win in succession from the front on Sunday. He will be joined on the front row by Lorenzo and Cal Crutchlow.