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Marquez beats Crutchlow, Rossi to pole
It's been another day of mixed fortunes for the Repsol Honda Team at the GP of Germany. Rookie Marc Marquez took his third pole position of the season and his third successive pole here at Sachsenring, but unfortunately his teammate Dani Pedrosa suffered a huge crash in this morning's FP3 session and didn't take part in qualifying.

Dani, was on the first flying lap of his second exit when he had a huge high side crash in turn one with the bike tossing him into the air. He landed heavily on his left shoulder and also hit his head very hard. He was taken to the medical centre and later flew to Chemnitz Hospital for a CAT scan and additional checks. It has now been confirmed that he didn't suffer and concussion but there is a small fracture in his left clavicle (collar bone). The circuit medical staff have declared him fit to race, subject to a further medical check tomorrow morning at 08h20. If he is able to race, his time from FP1 would be used placing him in 12th position.

Marc Marquez          1st          1'21.311
"I'm very happy with this pole position. It's important to start from the front row at this circuit, since it's quite difficult to overtake! I felt very comfortable, especially after the pace I had in FP4. In qualifying I struggled a little to get the most out of the bike, but things went better on our second exit. I think we have done a great job and we will try to do our best, have a good race and fight for the podium, and with a little luck for the victory. After I saw Dani's crash this morning I was definitely a little more cautious going through turn one. I really hope he recovers quickly and can race tomorrow. It will be a difficult race, because Valentino will be fighting also Stefan and Cal, if he's okay physically, will be up there as well"


Pos Rider Bike Time Gap
1. Marc Marquez Honda 1m21.311s +0.000s
2. Cal Crutchlow Tech 3 Yamaha 1m21.434s +0.123s
3. Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1m21.493s +0.182s
4. Stefan Bradl LCR Honda 1m21.862s +0.551s
5. Aleix Espargaro Aspar Aprilia 1m21.887s +0.576s
6. Nicky Hayden Ducati 1m22.157s +0.846s
7. Bradley Smith Tech 3 Yamaha 1m22.297s +0.986s
8. Alvaro Bautista Gresini Honda 1m22.484s +1.173s
9. Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1m22.561s +1.250s
10. Claudio Corti Forward FTR-Kawasaki 1m23.059s +1.748s
11. Danilo Petrucci Ioda-Suter-BMW 1m23.361s +2.050s
12. Dani Pedrosa Honda - -
13. Randy de Puniet Aspar Aprilia 1m23.152s +1.841s
14. Hector Barbera Avintia FTR-Kawasaki 1m23.333s +2.022s
15. Michele Pirro Pramac Ducati 1m23.349s +2.038s
16. Michael Laverty PBM-Aprilia 1m23.549s +2.238s
17. Yonny Hernandez PBM Aprilia 1m23.565s +2.254s
18. Colin Edwards Forward FTR-Kawasaki 1m23.631s +2.320s
19. Karel Abraham Cardion Aprilia 1m23.752s +2.441s
20. Hiroshi Aoyama Avintia FTR-Kawasaki 1m23.820s +2.509s
21. Lukas Pesek Ioda-Suter-BMW 1m24.395s +3.084s
22. Bryan Staring Gresini FTR-Honda 1m27.273s +5.962s
23. Andrea Iannone Pramac Ducati - -
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