Repsol Honda Team's Spanish rider Marc Marquez reacts after the qualifying session of the Austrian Moto GP Grand Prix in Spielberg on August 10, 2019. — AFP

SPIELBERG, Austria: Marc Marquez will start the Austrian MotoGP from pole after Honda’s world champion posted a new lap record time in qualifying on Saturday.

The Spaniard, who holds a commanding lead in his hunt for a sixth MotoGP world title, is seeking his first ever win in Austria.

Marquez extended his record number of poles in the top division to 86 with a fastest ever lap at the Red Bull Ring of 1min 23.027sec. — AFP