Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) has conquered his first pole position in MotoGP ™ after signing the fastest time in Q2 of the Red Bull of the Americas Grand Prix. Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo will complete the first grid line on the Texas track.
Marc Márquez continues to cause a sensation in the spectacular American layout of Texas, where this Saturday he has lived a day as memorable as it is busy. The Lleida, who had a good scare in the FP3 morning to suffer a spectacular fall, has then signed the best time in the FP4 and has been irresistible in Q2 that has configured the starting grid.
With a time of 2.03.021 – finally the fastest ever achieved in this scenario, beating the times of the recent private preseason test – the debutant in the category has beaten his teammate Dani Pedrosa by 2 tenths and has become the youngest driver in history to take the pole in the premier class, supplanting the legendary Freddie Spencer.
Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing) will start from the third and last place of the first line after battling hard with the official duo of HRC and leaving his best record to something more than a second of the debutant of Cervera, who tomorrow will start with the goal of achieve his first victory in the top category.
Good performance of Cal Crutchlow (Monster Yamaha Tech 3), which has been imposed on Stefan Bradl (LCR Team) and has scored a fourth place that will allow him to lead the second line of the grid. The German, one of the few pilots who participated in the private test played in March, has been fifth. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) will complete that second line.
From the third will come Alvaro Bautista (Go & Fun Honda Gresini), who has been 7th, Valentino Rossi (Yamaha Factory Racing), 8th almost 2.4 seconds behind the leader, and Aleix Espargaró (Power Electronics Aspar). As two weeks ago in Qatar, the Granollers starred in another exhibition in Q1, qualified for Q2 and finished ahead of Nicky Hayden (Ducati Team) and Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech3).
Eliminated in the agonized fight of the Q1, Andrea Iannone (Energy T.I. Pramac Racing) has qualified in 13th position sharing the fifth grid line with Randy de Puniet (Power Electronics Aspar) and Hector Barberá (Avintia Racing MotoGP).
In the last moments of the Q1 have collided Karel Abraham (Cardion ab) and Bryan Staring (Go & Fun Honda Gresini). The Czech driver has taken the worst part, since he has fractured his right collarbone and will not be able to line up on the starting grid of this Grand Prix.