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Spain’s two-time defending world champion Marc Marquez will start from pole in Sunday’s German MotoGP after posting the fastest time in qualifying on Saturday.

The 22-year-old Honda rider was recording his sixth successive pole spot at the Sachsenring where he is bidding for his sixth consecutive victory in all categories.

Marquez has not been in the dominant form of last year and has just the one win to his name this season leaving him fourth in the standings, 74 points off leader Valentino Rossi

Marquez led a Spanish 1-2-3 in qualifying with two-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo on a Yamaha in second and Dani Pedrosa third on a Honda.

Rossi, winner on the circuit four times but not since 2009, posted just the sixth fastest time on his Yamaha. – Agence France-Presse

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