Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have finished the first day in 1st and 5th respectively, as lap times continued to drop at the revised Indianapolis track. With a few drops of rain threatening the session, the bad weather never arrived and the riders made the most of this dry track time to familiarise themselves with the new surface and reworked corners.
Marc emerged fastest, bettering his morning time by two seconds with 1’32.882 on lap 16 of 19. Dani improved by three seconds from FP1 with his time of 1’33.493 (lap 17 of 18) placing him fifth on day one.
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|
|Longest straight||0.872 kilometres / 0.542 miles|
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|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)|