World championship leader Marc Marquez crushed his rivals in qualifying for the German 125cc Grand Prix by taking a thoroughly dominant sixth pole position of the season.
The 17-year-old Derbi rider pushed points rival Pol Espargaro back to second in the final minutes of the session with an extraordinary lap of 1m26.053s, some 0.8s under the qualifying record set by Gabor Talmacsi in 2007.
Marquez's advantage may have been amplified somewhat by the clear track he enjoyed as opposed to the traffic Espargaro was locked in but, nevertheless, the Spaniard didn't likely to crack that time.
With Nico Terol having opted not to race this weekend, following the injuries picked up in Catalunya, Bradley Smith was left to uphold Aspar honors with third. The Briton however, was some 1.3sec away from the pole. Home rider Sandro Cortese slipped ahead of Randy Krummenacher in the final moments to take fourth, the Swiss meanwhile equaling his best grid position of the season.
Tomoyoshi Koyama was sixth fastest on the Aprilia ahead of Johann Zarco, Esteban Rabat and Danny Webb.