Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez scored another record this afternoon with his pole position lap for tomorrow’s grand prix, at the track he celebrated his first pole position and victory in the premier class.

After leading every session so far in this weekend’s Red Bull GP of The Americas, Marc topped his pole time of 2013 (2’03.021) by 0.248s with a lap time of 2’02.773 on his final lap of 7 in this afternoon’s qualifying at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

Teammate Dani Pedrosa found an improvement in his setup from yesterday, and starts from second on the grid alongside his teammate, with a time of 2’03.062. LCR Honda rider, Stefan Bradl, completed an all-Honda front row for tomorrow’s 21 lap race which will start at 14h00 local time.

Marc Marquez

“I’m very happy with how the weekend is going and with the qualifying session - especially taking pole position. I have a good feeling with the bike and have been setting a good pace ahead of tomorrow's race. We will try to get a good start and I'm sure we'll be fighting with Dani, as he is our strongest rival. I think that the beginning of the race will be the most important part, because with this heat the tyres suffer a lot. I will try to remain focused and have a good race!”

Dani Pedrosa

“We improved the bike a lot today and I was able to ride much better than yesterday. I managed to come very close in qualifying and hope to take advantage of all my chances to win tomorrow's race. Last year we came second so I will look to take one step further tomorrow!”

MotoGP 2014
Qualifying Round 2   Americas

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'02.773
2 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'03.062
3 Bradl Stefan 6 GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 2'03.196
4 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'03.240
5 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2'03.243
6 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2'03.244
7 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR Ducati Team Ducati 2'03.780
8 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'03.800
9 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 2'03.842
10 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 2'03.846
11 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'03.913
12 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda 2'03.923
13 Redding Scott 45 GBR Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda 2'04.617
15 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Pramac Racing Ducati 2'05.677
16 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN Aspar Team Honda 2'05.788
17 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 2'06.239
18 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 2'06.270
19 Edwards Colin 5 USA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'06.741
20 Laverty Michael 70 GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 2'06.939
21 Parkes Broc 23 AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 2'07.403
22 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo IodaRacing Team ART 2'07.745
23 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Avintia 2'07.761
Location Information

The Circuit Of The Americas is the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the U.S. near Austin, Texas, with a 5.513km track and a capacity for 120,000 fans. Construction of the impressive 1000-acre facility was completed late in 2012, with MotoGP lining up at the track for the first time… read more.

Length 5.513 kilometres / 3.426 miles
Width 15 metres
Left corners 11
Right corners 9
Longest straight 1.2 kilometres / 0.746 miles
Constructed 2012

9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd Austin, TX 78617 - View in Google Maps

circuitoftheamericas.com

Records

Pole Position 2m 02.135s (162.4 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
Race Lap 2m 03.575s (160.6 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)
Race Time 43m 33.430s (158.9 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)
2017 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)