Marc Marquez’s incredible 1’21.160 lap time in today’s qualifying session at a much warmer and sunnier Sachsenring circuit earned him the 62nd pole of his career and the seventh in a row at the German track across all classes.
The Repsol Honda man has been among the top three in widely varying conditions this weekend, and he made a further step forward in qualifying after finalizing some additional details to the settings of his RC213V.
Teammate Dani Pedrosa also took advantage of today’s better conditions to consistently improve his pace. In FP3 he knocked two seconds off his time from the opening day, and he set a very fast pace in FP4. Only in qualifying was he unable to connect all the dots, and he had to settle for 10th position, though just over two tenths of a second off the front row. However, his strong race pace makes him confidant that he’ll be able to fight in tomorrow’s race.
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.
|3.671 kilometres / 2.281 miles
|0.700 kilometres / 0.435 miles
|2001 (resurfaced in 2017)
Lerchenstraße, 09337 Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany - View in Google Maps
|1m19.931s (165.3km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)
|1m21.228s (162.6km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)
|41m 01.087s (161km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
|2022 Race Winner
|Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha)
|2023 Sprint Winner
|Jorge Martin (Ducati)