Marc Marquez has secured pole position for tomorrow’s Moto GP round at Silverstone Circuit in England, marking his tenth of the season in just twelve races.
The Spaniard has been in sensational form this season, claiming ten wins to give himself a 77-point lead at the top of the riders’ standings, with Moto GP being the premier class of motorcycle racing.
In fact, his fourth-place finish at the Czech Republic Grand Prix two weeks ago was his lowest-ever finish in a Moto GP race since making his debut at the beginning of last year. In 2013, he became the first rookie to win the world championship since Kenny Roberts in 1978, as well as the youngest ever world champion.
At Silverstone today, Marquez bounced back from a crash in practice to secure pole position by three-tenths of a second from Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso. Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo will start the race from third place ahead of Aleix Espargaro and Marquez’s Honda teammate and closest championship rival, Dani Pedrosa.
Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi starts sixth ahead of Bradley Smith, who qualified as the top Briton at Silverstone.
Marquez will be hoping to extend his championship lead tomorrow by winning at Silverstone’s last Moto GP event before the planned move of the British motorcycle Grand Prix to a new circuit in Wales.
At this rate, the Spaniard looks set to clinch his second world title on home soil at Motorland Aragon at the end of September.