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Marquez breaks the barrier for British pole

Silverstone: Three-time world champion and championship leader Marc Marquez sped to a record-breaking pole position for Sunday's British MotoGP, edging out Valentino Rossi by less than a tenth of a second.

Marquez rode the first ever lap under two minutes to clock 1min 59.941sec on Saturday with Rossi's Yamaha 0.084sec behind to qualify second for what will be the Italian's 300th MotoGP.

It was a fourth consecutive pole position for Marquez.

Cal Crutchlow, cheered on by a home crowd, was just a whisker behind in third.

Andrea Dovizioso, winner in Austria two weeks ago, qualified sixth.

Sunday's race starts at 1430GMT, avoiding a clash with the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps which gets under way at 1200GMT.

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