It’s been a positive first day for the Repsol Honda Team in Indianapolis with the track steadily improving throughout the day as more rubber was laid down, cleaning the circuit and increasing the grip.

This afternoon, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez was involved in a final exit time trial against Jorge Lorenzo, with the riders recording identical times. Then in the final minutes, Lorenzo was able to squeeze in one extra fast lap, to pip Marc to the post by just 0.003 seconds. Marc finished the day in second position in the combined times with his lap of 1’32.863 (lap 16/19). Teammate Dani Pedrosa also had a positive first day, finishing seventh in the combined times with his time of 1’33.377 (lap 18/10). It’s an incredibly close field in Indianapolis with just 0.377 seconds separating third position to tenth.

FP3 will commence tomorrow morning at 09h55 local time.

Marc Marquez

2nd 1'32.863

"It was the first day back after the break and I think it went pretty well overall. I felt comfortable on the bike and that is the most important thing. The track is gaining grip but we must continue working in the same way in order to continue improving. Currently Jorge is the rider that seems to be strongest, but tomorrow we will try to get a little closer to him."

Dani Pedrosa

7th 1'33.377

"Today we tried the softer tyres in the morning and in the afternoon the harder compound. The track conditions were a little difficult, although they improved as the laps went by. In the afternoon it was quite hot and the tyres stepped out a lot. I’m sure we will have better grip in FP3 and we will go faster. Tomorrow we will try to improve the setup of the bike in the heat and set a good lap in qualifying."

MotoGP 2015
Practice Round 10   Indianapolis

Results Session

Dry
Humidity
46%
Track Temp
47°C
Air Temp
27°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'32.860
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'32.863
3 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1'33.155
4 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 1'33.166
5 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR CWM LCR Honda Honda 1'33.186
6 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'33.362
7 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'33.377
8 Redding Scott 45 GBR EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'33.443
9 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'33.474
10 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'33.532
11 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 1'33.763
12 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Ducati 1'33.934
13 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'33.973
14 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'34.083
15 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'34.139
17 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'34.459
18 Miller Jack 43 AUS LCR Honda Honda 1'34.731
19 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Honda 1'34.923
20 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Aprilia Racing Aprilia 1'34.935
21 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aprilia Racing Aprilia 1'35.066
22 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART 1'35.185
23 Elias Toni 24 SPA AB Motoracing Honda 1'36.336
Location Information

The first motorsport race which took place at Indy was a motorcycle one on August 14th 1909, on the 2.5 mile oval circuit, and despite its 100-year history it was not until 2008 that MotoGP arrived at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. To celebrate the event an intense modification of the… read more.

Length 4.170 kilometres / 2.591 miles
Width 16 metres
Left corners 10
Right corners 6
Longest straight 0.872 kilometres / 0.542 miles
Constructed 1909
Modified 2014

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN, United States - View in Google Maps

www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com

Records

Pole Position 1m31.619s (163.8km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)
Race Lap 1m32.625s (162km/) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
Race Time 41m55.371s (161.1 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
2015 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)