Video: Pro biker grabs pole after sprinting to backup bike

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Marc Marquez race

We imagine that it takes a little determination to become a world champion, whether you're a tiddlywinks ace or a pole vaulting phenomenon.

Proving the point, world champion biker Marc Marquez didn't let the small matter of his bike dying on track prevent him from securing pole position on the starting grid – even with just three minutes of qualifying remaining.

With his bike chugging to a halt on the home straight, Marquez leapt over the pit wall and sprinted to his second bike, which was handed to him by his pit crew.

With two-and-a-half minutes left in the session as he gets in the saddle, the champion proceeded to drive like a man possessed, slithering around corners and with just one wheel on the Tarmac at times.

Suffice it to say, this spectacular display saw Marquez fire up the grid from seventh to first. Watch the action for yourself in the video below.