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pole position

n
1. (Motor Racing) (in motor racing) the starting position on the inside of the front row, generally considered the best one
2. an advantageous starting position

pole position

- Refers to pole as the term for the inside fence on a racecourse.
See also related terms for pole.
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Noun1.pole position - the most favorable position at the start of a race
position, place - the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place"
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Pole Position
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The German also leads the race with most pole positions but Sebastian Vettel holds the record for most pole positions (15) in a season (2011)
Instead, Hamilton (right) - ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - had taken won 10 Nico 11 pole positions in 18 races and won 10 times.
I am really happy today with the performance of the car and so far this weekend," said Hamilton, who is now just two shy of a half-century of pole positions.
We knew what we had to do on the second set of tyres though and got the pole positions so I'm really happy.
I won't deny that I'm disappointed to have had two pole positions and not to have been able to convert either of them into victories.
Summary: Sebastian Vettel has equalled the Formula One record for number of pole positions in a single-season.
55pm BETWEEN them, Casey Stoner and Marco Simoncelli have taken the last five MotoGP pole positions and the pair, along with world champion Jorge Lorenzo, look set to battle it out in this afternoon's German Grand Prix qualifying session at the Sachsenring, writes Adam Scriven.
KRISHNAN Rajini and Preetam Moses made the most of the home advantage to secure the seventh and ninth pole positions respectively at the conclusion of two qualifying rounds of the Petronas Asia Road Racing Championship at Irungattukottai in Chennai on Saturday.
JORGE Lorenzo made it three pole positions in as many MotoGP races after setting the fastest qualifying time in Portugal.
Dalziel, who has two victories, three pole positions and three fastest race laps this season, now has his sights on another podium finish as the second half of the Championship gets under way at the Molson Indy Toronto on Saturday.