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Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez of Spain takes a curve on his way to get the pole position during the qualifying session of the San Marino Grand Prix in Misano circuit in central Italy, September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi
(Reuters) - Honda's MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez chalked up his sixth pole position of the season in record time at the San Marino Grand Prix on Saturday.
The Spanish rookie lapped the Misano Marco Simoncelli circuit with a fastest time of one minute 32.915 seconds that was quicker than the lap record of 1:33.138 set by Australian Casey Stoner in 2011 qualifying.
Marquez, who has a 28-point lead over compatriot and team mate Dani Pedrosa, will have Yamaha's world champion Jorge Lorenzo alongside, with Italian Valentino Rossi completing the front row.
Pedrosa starts fourth with Britain's Cal Crutchlow in fifth.
(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Clare Fallon)
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