Saturday at Sachsenring with Tony Goldsmith

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Marc Marquez smashed his own Sachsenring lap record by 0.601 seconds, on his way to pole position for tomorrow’s German Grand Prix.


Jorge Lorenzo also went under the old lap record, but had to settle for 3rd on the grid for tomorrow’s race.


The intense eyes of Cal Crutchlow, who will start from 10th.


Nicky Hayden leaves his pit box for his first qualifying run. He will start the race from 19th place.


Valentino Rossi is chased by Andrea Dovizioso during FP3.


The stylish Maverick Vinales during this morning FP3 session.


Bradley Smith had to come in the pits early during qualifying to change his screen which was hanging off.


Dani Pedrosa made it a Repsol Honda 1-2 in qualifying for tomorrow’s race.


I’m a big fan of the fighting Laverty logo used by Eugene Laverty.


Michael Laverty has made a return to MotoGP, replacing Marco Melandri on the Aprilia, who left the Noale based company this week, putting an end to several weeks of speculation.


Dani Pedrosa was delighted with his front-row starting position saying it was particularly important at Sachsenring, due to the tight nature of the early part of the track.


Valentino Rossi is expecting a tough battle against the Repsol Honda’s and his team mate in tomorrow’s race.


Marc Marquez has dominated so far and will be hard to beat come tomorrow’s race.


Valentino Rossi waits for his crew to change the tyres on his M1 Yamaha during qualifying.


Andrea Iannone was the fastest Ducati today and will start from the front of the 2nd row.

Photos: © 2015 Tony Goldsmith / – All Rights Reserved

Tony Goldsmith is an Isle of Man based freelance motorcycle racing photographer specialising in MotoGP and the Isle of Man TT races. His website can be found at He can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.