Marquez and Pedrosa complete perfect 1-2 in qualifying

Marquez takes pole
Marquez takes pole

Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have completed a faultless day placing first and second for tomorrow's 27 lap race, the first qualifying 1-2 since the GP of Malaysia in 2014.

Both riders were immediately fast with Marc posting his best time on his first exit, with a time of 1'31.884 and was unable to better this on his second run. Dani went straight to second place on his first run then improved his time on his second exit closing in on Marc's time and finishing just 0.171 seconds off his teammate with a time of 1'32.055.

Marc has started from pole in every race on American soil in the MotoGP class except Laguna Seca in 2013, making it six from seven and tomorrow he will be aiming for his fifth consecutive win at the Brickyard.

The race will begin at 14h00 local time.

[adinserter name="GOOGLE AD"]Marc Marquez 93

1st 1'31.884

"I'm happy because FP4 went very well. Maybe the 6 tenths aren't completely 'real' and there is actually only one or two tenths difference, but the positive thing is that we managed to turn around the gap that we had to Jorge yesterday. There is still the warmup tomorrow and I think everybody is improving, as the track condition is changing and we have to continue to adapt to it. Right now Jorge is the toughest rival and we must be vigilant."

Dani Pedrosa 26

2nd 1'32.055

"Today we worked a lot with the tyres, because at the moment my race pace is slower than that of Marc and Jorge. In the qualifying session I was able to do quite well. With the second tyre I had a good feeling, but I made some mistakes in some sections of the circuit and I tried to do an extra lap – which didn't go so well. I'm happy to get a place on the front row, so we will continue working hard to try and gain a few tenths for tomorrow, because there are a couple of sectors – the first two – in which I am losing some time. We shall see if we can improve my riding and increase the grip a little, so that tomorrow we can be in the fight for the win."

Results Session

Pos.

Rider

Num

Nation

Team

Constructor

Time/Gap

1

MARQUEZ Marc

93

SPA

Repsol Honda Team

Honda

1'31.884

2

PEDROSA Dani

26

SPA

Repsol Honda Team

Honda

1'32.055

3

LORENZO Jorge

99

SPA

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Yamaha

1'32.186

4

CRUTCHLOW Cal

35

GBR

CWM LCR Honda

Honda

1'32.208

5

PETRUCCI Danilo

9

ITA

Pramac Racing

Ducati

1'32.243

6

SMITH Bradley

38

GBR

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Yamaha

1'32.269

7

IANNONE Andrea

29

ITA

Ducati Team

Ducati

1'32.468

8

ROSSI Valentino

46

ITA

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Yamaha

1'32.511

9

VINALES Maverick

25

SPA

Team Suzuki Ecstar

Suzuki

1'32.571

10

DOVIZIOSO Andrea

4

ITA

Ducati Team

Ducati

1'32.636

11

ESPARGARO Pol

44

SPA

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Yamaha

1'32.670

12

ESPARGARO Aleix

41

SPA

Team Suzuki Ecstar

Suzuki

1'32.814

13

REDDING Scott

45

GBR

Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS

Honda

1'33.170

14

BARBERA Hector

8

SPA

Avintia Racing

Ducati

1'33.199

15

HERNANDEZ Yonny

68

COL

Pramac Racing

Ducati

1'33.278

16

MILLER Jack

43

AUS

CWM LCR Honda

Honda

1'33.381

17

BRADL Stefan

6

GER

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Aprilia

1'33.822

18

BAUTISTA Alvaro

19

SPA

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Aprilia

1'33.839

19

LAVERTY Eugene

50

IRE

Aspar MotoGP Team

Honda

1'33.978

20

HAYDEN Nicky

69

USA

Aspar MotoGP Team

Honda

1'34.030

21

DE ANGELIS Alex

15

RSM

Athina Forward Racing

Forward Yamaha

1'34.226

22

DI MEGLIO Mike

63

FRA

Avintia Racing

Ducati

1'34.322

23

ELIAS Toni

24

SPA

AB Motoracing

Honda

1'35.167

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