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Majestic Marquez claims 10th pole of season at British GP qualifying

updated 11:38 AM EDT, Sat August 30, 2014
Marc Marquez is in pole position to seal an 11th win of the season at the British MotoGP on Sunday.
Marc Marquez is in pole position to seal an 11th win of the season at the British MotoGP on Sunday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Spanish rider takes 10th pole in 12 attempts this season
  • Reigning world champion has dominated 2014 and leads championship by 77 points
  • Honda rider won opening 10 races, finished fourth in 11th GP in Czech Republic

(CNN) -- Spain's Marc Marquez claimed a 10th pole position in 12 attempts this season at qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Saturday.

The Honda rider, who currently leads the MotoGP championship by 77 points, was 0.311 faster than his nearest rival, Italy's Andrea Dovizioso.

The Ducati rider was narrowly quicker than Jorge Lorenzo who finished third -- the Spaniard will be looking to complete a third successive victory at the Silverstone circuit.

Marc Marquez targets more MotoGP titles

Lorenzo's compatriot Aleix Espargaro is one place further back in fourth with Marquez's nearest rival in the title race, Dani Pedrosa, finishing qualifying in fifth.

Marquez, who became the sport's youngest world champion last year, has utterly dominated 2014 winning the opening 10 races.

The only blot on an otherwise perfect season came at the Czech Republic MotoGP earlier this month where he finished fourth.

Read more: Marquez seeks to banish Brno blip in Britain

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