Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda) will start from pole position for the third time this season after beating Cal Crutchlow and Valentino Rossi in the Q1 that made up the starting grid of the Grand Prix eni Motorrad in Germany. The fall of Dani Pedrosa in FP3 morning has prevented him from participating in the qualification.
Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda) registered the best time in Q1, with 1.21.311, and will start on Sunday from pole position at the Sachsenring circuit. The Lleida has imposed 123 thousandths on Cal Crutchlow (Monster Yamaha Tech3), which will start from the front row for the fourth time in this course, and Valentino Rossi (Yamaha Factory Racing), third and front row for the first time since the Grand Prix of Portugal of 2010.
Stefan Bradl (LCR Team) has added his name to the list of fallen over the weekend. A slip on the third corner of the track has left him out of competition for a few minutes, but he was able to return in time with his second bike to sign the fourth fastest time ahead of a surprising Aleix Espargaró (Power Electronics Aspar), which continues to break barriers with his fifth place on the grid. Nicky Hayden (Ducati Team) has signed the sixth fastest time and will complete the second row of the grid.
From the third will be Bradley Smith, Álvaro Bautista and Andrea Dovizioso. Danilo Petrucci (Came Iodaracing) and Claudio Corti (NGM Mobile Forward Racing Team) have signed the best times in the previous Q1 and have entered the Q2, where they have finally qualified in 10th and 11th position.
The session has been disputed with several outstanding absences. Obviously, that of the current world champion Jorge Lorenzo, injured yesterday and operated this morning in Barcelona. Neither has Dani Pedrosa been able to go on track as a result of the strong fall that occurred in Saturday’s free morning session. The medical exams that have practiced the Barcelona, first in the Clinica Mobile and later in the Chemnitz hospital, have ruled out internal damage, but have revealed a possible fracture of the left clavicle that could determine his participation or low in the race on Sunday . The one of Castellar would leave in any case from the 12ª place of the grill.
Finally, neither Andrea Iannone has been able to defend his options in Q2 because of the physical complications resulting from his fall in the free afternoon session (FP4). The Italian of Pramac Racing has suffered a dislocation of the right shoulder that, in principle, will not prevent him from taking the start in the eighth race of the season.
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