Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez is the defending German Grand Prix championReuters

Defending champion Marc Marquez secured his second consecutive pole at the Sachsenring circuit, registering the fastest time in the qualifying session of the German Grand Prix on 16 July. The Spaniard finished ahead of seven-time champion Valentino Rossi, who came in third.

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Qualifying review

Marquez continued Team Honda's dominance of the Sachsenring circuit, clocking 1:22.160s to secure pole position during qualifying for the German Grand Prix. He finished ahead of Avintia Ducati's Hector Barbera who came in second, a result which was unexpected given his form in the free practice sessions over the past two days.

Italian rider Rossi clocked 1:22.666s to secure the third place on the grid. Rossi last won the German Grand Prix in 2009, which was the last time the event was won by a non-Honda rider. The 'Doctor' as he is known in racing circles will be looking to spring a surprise and push Marquez as he did recently in Barcelona.

Top 10 qualifying results from the Sachsenring Circuit:

1. Marc Marquez (Esp) Honda 1:21.160s

2. Hector Barbera (Esp) Avintia 1:21.572

3. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 1:21.666s

4. Danilo Petrucci (Ita) Pramac 1:21.666s

5. Pol Espargaro (Esp) Yamaha 1:21.738s

6. Maverick Vinales (Esp) Suzuki 1:21.784s

7. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 1:21.858s

8. Aleix Espargaro (Esp) Suzuki 1:21.883s

9. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati 1:21.890s

10. Dani Pedrosa (Ita) Pramac 1:21.892s