Exhibition of Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda) in the qualifying session of the Indianapolis Red Bull Grand Prix: The championship leader has claimed his fourth pole position of the season destroying the circuit record. Half a second behind the Spaniard, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa have also qualified in the front row.
The weekend at Laguna Seca is being a feast for Marc Márquez, who has dominated all sessions of the Indianapolis Red Bull Grand Prix and this Saturday he won his fourth pole position of the season. The driver of Cervera has devastated in the fight against the clock: His record of 1.37.958 is a new absolute record in the premier class in the American track and leaves half a second to his closest rivals.
The best effort of Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing) has left in second position the world champion, 513 thousandths of the rover of Cervera. Dani Pedrosa has also been a little over half a second behind his teammate and tomorrow he will start from the front row to try to stop Marquez.
Cal Crutchlow (Monster Yamaha Tech3) will lead the second row of the grid with a time of only 17 thousandths of the Barcelona. Next to him will be an inspired Álvaro Bautista (Go & Fun Honda Gresini), who has signed the fifth fastest time, and the local idol Nicky Hayden (Ducati Team).
Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech3) has preceded an unfortunate Stefan Bradl (LCR Team) who has gone down in both FP4 and Q2 and has finally qualified in 8th position.
Valentino Rossi (Yamaha Factory Racing) has not been inserted into the fight for the first positions and must start from the third row of the grid, which closes with his ninth position.
Aleix Espargaró has lived through a very difficult afternoon due to a fall in the free session prior to qualifying. The pilot of the Power Electronics Aspar has suffered bruises on both hands as a result of that accident and has had to overcome the obvious physical discomfort to participate in Q1, where he has been just a few thousandths away from qualifying for Q2. It will finally start from the 13th position of the grid.
Neither has Hector Barberá (Avintia Racing MotoGP) had much luck, who has gone down in Q1 and has only been able to qualify in the 17th position. However, the worst luck on this day was for Ben Spies. The American has suffered a fall in the morning session and has dislocated his left shoulder. This accident in the weekend that reappeared after a long convalescence, will separate him again from the competition for a minimum of three weeks, according to medical forecasts.