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 and overtook Mick Doohan's record with his 59th pole in the top division.

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

He had drawn level with Doohan's tally at Brno last time out.

Marquez secured his landmark pole in style with a fastest ever lap at the Red Bull Ring of 1min 23.027sec.

He is joined on the front row by Fabio Quartararo, the French rookie with Yamaha's satellite SRT team, and Andrea Dovizioso for Ducati, who are seeking their fourth straight win in Austria.

The second row is occupied by Maverick Vinales (Yamaha), Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati-Pramac) and Takaaki Nagakami (Honda-LCR).