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A fortnight after securing his second World Rallycross Championship title, Volkswagen driver Johan Kristoffersson scooped another 16 points from qualifying at the German round of the series.
Marco Wittmann beat title rivals Rene Rast and Gary Paffett to pole position for the final DTM race of the season at Hockenheim.
Kurt Busch didn’t leave any doubt about who was fastest at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
Ducati rider Marco Melandri dominated qualifying to take the first-ever World Superbike pole position at Villicum by 0.440s from newly-crowned four-time champion Jonathan Rea.
Volkswagen World Rallycross drivers Petter Solberg and Johan Kristoffersson dominated the first day at the German round of the series, taking a fastest time each in the first two qualifying sessions.
Mercedes driver Lucas Auer took pole position for the Saturday DTM race at Hockenheim as Gary Paffett halved Paul di Resta's championship lead by qualifying second.
A track limits violation meant Fernando Alonso and Sebastien Buemi were pipped to pole by Toyota teammates Jose Maria Lopez at this weekend's Fuji FIA World Endurance Championship event.
David Gilliland made it a sweep of the poles in both superspeedway races in the Camping World Truck Series this season.
Pipo Derani will start his final race for ESM Nissan from pole position after staving off a double-pronged Mazda attack in Petit Le Mans qualifying.
Juri Vips took a stunning pole in the second qualifying session of the Formula 3 European Championship finale at Hockenheim, as Mick Schumacher took a giant step towards the title.
Ferrari protege Guan Yu Zhou bounced back to form to claim pole position for the first race of the Formula 3 European Championship finale at Hockenheim.
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Marc Marquez fought his way through Q1 to secure pole position for MotoGP’s inaugural Thailand Grand Prix, beating Valentino Rossi by just a hundredth of a second.
Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for Formula 1’s Japanese Grand Prix, while title rival Sebastian Vettel ended up ninth after a failed intermediate tyre gamble.
The top seed in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs will get the best start to the second round.
Jamie Whincup pipped David Reynolds by just over a tenth in what was a thrilling battle for provisional pole ahead of the Bathurst 1000.
Eurotech Racing driver Brett Smith claimed his first BTCC pole at Brands Hatch as the two main contenders for the crown, Colin Turkington and Tom Ingram were left stranded in the midfield.
Tom Sykes snatched World Superbike Magny-Cours pole away from Kawasaki teammate Jonathan Rea with a new lap record.
Kush Busch’s patience paid off with the pole for Sunday’s inaugural race on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval course.