Marc Marquez has broken the record for the most number of pole positions in a single Moto GP season after topping the timesheets in qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang today.
The Spanish sensation has set the motorcycle racing world alight since making his debut at the beginning of 2013, and clinched his second world title in as many years in Japan two weeks ago.
Marquez won the opening ten races of the 2014 season, and although he failed to keep his hopes of a perfect year alive, he continues to break record after record, with the latest falling in Malaysia today.
With his 13th pole position of the season, Marquez breaks Valentino Rossi’s record of 12 from 2002 and 2005 after he tamed the Sepang International Circuit to beat Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa by two-tenths of a second at the top of the timesheets.
Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo will start from third as he goes in search of an eighth straight podium finish, but Rossi could not match his teammate’s pace, qualifying down in sixth behind Stefan Bradl and Andrea Dovizioso.
Ducati rider Andrea Iannone will not be taking part in the race after injuring himself in a fall during practice on Friday.