Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have had their first experience of the new surface and amended track layout for this weekend’s Red Bull Indianapolis GP.
It was a chaotic session with many riders finding themselves on a heavily congested and slippery track. The new surface and revised layout has cut the lap time considerably with the fastest time of the session (1’34.535, Rossi) being almost 3.5s quicker than Marc’s pole from 2013 (1’37.958).
Championship leader, Marc, was 5th for the session with his time of 1’34.885 on lap 16 of 18. Teammate Dani finished this first session 16th with his time of 1’36.419 on lap 15 of 17.
FP2 will commence at 14h05 local time.
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)|