The Repsol rider becomes the youngest driver to win a pole position in the premier class, beating a historic record in possession of Freddie Spencer.
He already warned in pre-season training a month ago and today Marc Márquez has added a new milestone in his brilliant track record: to be the youngest driver to achieve the best time in the qualifying practice of the premier class, beating the previous record in hands of Freddie Spencer since 1982. The Repsol rider will lead the grid flanked by his teammate, Dani Pedrosa, thus confirming the dominance of the Repsol Honda team in Austin.
“We’re happy, of course, because we’ve got our first pole, and that’s important and exciting! We already knew previously that we could fight for lapole, but you never know what can happen during the session “explained an enthusiastic Marquez. “Dani [Pedrosa] and Jorge [Lorenzo] are very quick in a single lap, but today we have managed to overcome them.”
A fright in the first round of the free practice sessions held in the morning – in which he has fallen in turn 19 just after leaving the pits – has not prevented Marc Márquez from completing another excellent day in the Circuit of the Americas, which has pulverized the records of a month ago in the preseason, setting the best time in 2 minutes, 3 seconds and 21 thousandths.
“In any case, the important thing starts tomorrow, because we have a long and very physical race ahead, with many changes of direction that will have to be managed. We have to be prepared, because tomorrow is what really counts; I will give the best of me “has concluded the Lleida, who will lead the starting grid of the race. The second round of the 2013 Championship will start at 2:00 pm in Texas, at 9:00 pm in Spain.