Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has recorded his seventh pole of the season for tomorrow’s German GP, with teammate Dani Pedrosa in second and local boy Stefan Bradl completing the front row aboard his satellite LCR Honda.
After a tricky FP4 session where rain was a constant threat, the sun was shining for Q2. Marc’s first exit was spoiled by a tyre issue but on his second run there was no stopping him. He set a time of 1’21.126 on lap seven, taking provisional pole, and then on lap nine he set a blisteringly fast time of 1’20.937, snatching Casey Stoner’s pole record from 2008 (1’21.067). Marc has qualified on the front row at the last twenty-one races, and this is his sixteenth MotoGP career pole (in just 27 races) signifying a 59.2% pole ratio in the premier class.
Teammate Dani was also in superb form, setting a time of 1’21.233 on his first run. However, he found himself in the gravel after a small mistake in turn one on his second run and was unable to return to the pits and get back out on track in time. His time remained second fastest and he will start from the front row for the sixth time this season.
Car and bike races have been held on closed public roads in the area around the town of Chemnitz, Germany since the 1920s and were still taking place until as recently as 1990. It was decided, however, that the five mile course through such a densely populated area was no… read more.
|Length||3.671 kilometres / 2.281 miles|
|Longest straight||0.700 kilometres / 0.435 miles|
|Modified||2001 (resurfaced in 2017)|
Lerchenstraße, 09337 Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m19.931s (165.3km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)|
|Race Lap||1m21.228s (162.6km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)|
|Race Time||41m 01.087s (161km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)|
|2022 Race Winner||Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha)|
|2023 Sprint Winner||Jorge Martin (Ducati)|