MotoGP 2016: Marquez takes Phillip Island pole

Takes a record 65th pole; edges out Cal Crutchlow on the front row of the grid

Overdrive October 22, 2016 21:15:23 IST
MotoGP 2016: Marquez takes Phillip Island pole

It was a historic 65th pole position for Marc Marquez, the recently crowned world champion, at Phillip Island. Marquez was one of the few riders to switch to slicks at the track, taking advantage of the fact that the circuit was drying up. This meant that he managed to end the session 0.792s ahead of LCR Honda's Cal Crutchlow.

Third place on the grid, completing the front row, was Tech3's Pol Espargaro. The rider prevented home hero Jack Miller from taking a front-row start at tomorrow's race. Miller had to stay content with fifth place...

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