Today Marc Marquez scored the 60th pole position of his career, his 32nd in the premier class and his fourth in a row at the Austin GP. Marc had started the day from where he left off yesterday, emerging first in both FP3 and FP4. Those sessions were held in slightly different conditions, perfectly dry in the morning, and less than ideal in the afternoon due to an earlier brief rain.
No matter the conditions, Marc set the pace, working with an eye toward the race. In FP3 and FP4 his RC213V was always fitted with the medium-spec rear tyre, as he only switched to the soft option for the qualifying session.
Despite working hard with his crew on every aspect of his bike setup, Dani Pedrosa hasn’t yet been able to connect all the dots, ending his day in eighth position, just over a tenth of a second away from the second row.
|1||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||2'03.188|
|2||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||2'03.257|
|3||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||2'03.644|
|4||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||2'03.913|
|5||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||2'04.247|
|6||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||LCR Honda||Honda||2'04.265|
|7||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||2'04.339|
|8||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||2'04.379|
|9||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||2'04.408|
|10||Redding Scott||45||GBR||Octo Pramac Yakhnich||Ducati||2'04.485|
|11||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||2'04.988|
|12||Baz Loris||76||FRA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||2'05.159|
|13||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||2'04.867|
|14||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||2'04.944|
|15||Laverty Eugene||50||IRE||Aspar Team||Ducati||2'05.425|
|16||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||2'05.625|
|17||Pirro Michele||51||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||2'05.702|
|18||Hernandez Yonny||68||COL||Aspar Team||Ducati||2'06.029|
|19||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||2'06.049|
|20||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||2'06.562|
|21||Miller Jack||43||AUS||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||2'05.684|
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|
|Longest straight||1.2 kilometres / 0.746 miles|
|Modified||2018 (track repairs to the surface to smooth down bumps)|
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd Austin, TX 78617 - View in Google Maps
|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)|
|2018 Race Winner||Marc Marquez (Honda)|