Marquez takes pole with fastest lap ever at Silverstone; Rossi P2

By | August 26, 2017

Marquez takes pole at Silverstone on Saturday. A Repsol Honda image

Silverstone, 26 Aug 2017: Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez took a record-breaking pole position for tomorrow’s British Grand Prix with a 1’59.941” lap, an astonishing performance that made him the only rider in MotoGP history to lap under the two-minute barrier at the Silverstone track.

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi scored second position on the grid teammate Maverick Viñales took fourth place.

Marc’s fourth pole in a row and his sixth this season also extended his all-time record to an incredible tally of 71 poles across all classes. The Championship leader will be joined on the front row by Valentino Rossi in second place and by fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow, who qualified in third at his home track.

It was also a positive qualifying for Dani Pedrosa, who overcame the difficulties posed by Silverstone’s bumpy asphalt to advance into Q2 from Q1, and to ultimately record the seventh-fastest lap time, just 6 thousandths of a second off a second-row start.

The MotoGP British GP will start tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. local time.

eom/Repsol Honda press release