Marquez takes pole in Spain

MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez produces a scorching lap late in qualifying at Jerez to secure his fourth pole.

    After the first three races of the season Marquez leads the standings with 75 points [AFP]
    After the first three races of the season Marquez leads the standings with 75 points [AFP]

    Marc Marquez continued to impress in the defence of his MotoGP title by winning his fourth straight pole position with a track record at the Spain Grand Prix.

    Marquez pushed his Honda through a late flying lap of 1 minute, 38.120 seconds to record the fastest lap ever at the 4.4km Jerez Circuit.

    It was Marquez's 13th pole in two seasons in the top category. 

    Fellow Spaniards Jorge Lorenzo, riding for Yamaha, and Marquez's teammate Dani Pedrosa will start the race from second and third respectively.

    Valentino Rossi will begin in fourth on his Yamaha.

    Marquez won the first three races of the season to lead the standings with 75 points. Pedrosa, who won here last year, was next with 56 points.

    SOURCE: AP


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