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Marquez speeds to 9th pole
Marc Marquez
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez will start tomorrow’s Championship deciding race from pole position for the ninth time this season, his fifteenth (twelfth successive) front row start of 2013

It’s been another strong day for the Spanish ace, with Marc recording the fastest ever lap here on two wheels in this morning’s FP3 session with a 1’30.803 (beating Dani Pedrosa's pole lap from 2012 of 1’30.844). However, both riders bettered this time again in Q2 with Marc coming out on top with a blisteringly fast lap of 1'30.237 recorded on lap seven of nine. Dani, six time winner in Valencia, sealed his front row start on his final lap of nine with a time of 1’30.663.

Marc, who has a thirteen point lead, can win the Championship tomorrow by finishing in the top four (regardless of Lorenzo’s position).

Marc Marquez 1st 1'30.237
“We are happy, because we have achieved the goal that we had set for today: to be on the front row. In addition, taking pole position in the process, is something that will be very important for us. Tomorrow's race is the most important one of the year and we will be trying to approach it like any other Grand Prix, although it will be difficult because Jorge has a great pace. We will try to pick the best tires for the race, from two options which are both good, and give 100% tomorrow."

1    Marc Marquez  1'30.237  SPA  HONDA  Repsol Honda Team
  2    Jorge Lorenzo  1'30.577  SPA  YAMAHA  Yamaha Factory Racing
  3    Dani Pedrosa  1'30.663  SPA  HONDA  Repsol Honda Team
  4    Valentino Rossi  1'30.920  ITA  YAMAHA  Yamaha Factory Racing
  5    Cal Crutchlow  1'31.113  GBR  YAMAHA  Monster Yamaha Tech 3
  6    Bradley Smith  1'31.201  GBR  YAMAHA  Monster Yamaha Tech 3
  7    Alvaro Bautista  1'31.594  SPA  HONDA  Go & Fun Honda Gresini
  8    Stefan Bradl  1'31.638  GER  HONDA  LCR Honda MotoGP
  9    Andrea Dovizioso  1'31.718  ITA  DUCATI  Ducati Team
  10    Nicky Hayden  1'31.870  USA  DUCATI  Ducati Team
  11    Andrea Iannone  1'31.963  ITA  DUCATI  Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team
  12    Danilo Petrucci  1'33.116  ITA  IODA-SUTER  Came IodaRacing Project
  13    Hector Barbera  1'32.773  SPA  FTR  Avintia Blusens
  14    Aleix Espargaro  1'32.807  SPA  ART  Power Electronics Aspar
  15    Claudio Corti  1'32.961  ITA  FTR-KAWASAKI  NGM Mobile Forward Racing
  16    Yonny Hernandez  1'32.966  COL  DUCATI  Ignite Pramac Racing Team
  17    Michele Pirro  1'32.966  ITA  DUCATI  Ducati Test Team
  18    Colin Edwards  1'33.203  USA  FTR-KAWASAKI  NGM Mobile Forward Racing
  19    Hiroshi Aoyama  1'33.328  JAP  FTR  Avintia Blusens
  20    Randy De Puniet  1'33.869  FRA  ART  Power Electronics Aspar
  21    Michael Laverty  1'34.018  GBR  PBM  Paul Bird Motorsport
  22    Luca Scassa  1'34.113  ITA  ART  Cardion AB Motoracing
  23    Bryan Staring  1'34.805  AUS  FTR-HONDA  Go & Fun Honda Gresini
  24    Damian Cudlin  1'34.903  AUS  PBM  Paul Bird Motorsport
  25    Lukas Pesek  1'34.993  CZE  IODA-SUTER  Came IodaRacing Project
  26    Martin Bauer  1'35.277  AUT  S&B SUTER  Remus Racing Team
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