Painting Texas Red

Marc Marquez has takes a signature last dash pole position for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, putting in another stunner at COTA as he pulled out an ace on his final lap to take it back from key rival Maverick Viñales. Viñales’ teammate Valentino Rossi was another on a late charge, shooting up into third to complete an incredible front row. Dani Pedrosa heads up the second row at a venue that has seen him on the podium twice, with Johann Zarco once again top rookie in another impressive performance to line up P5. Jorge Lorenzo progressed from Q1 in Austin for the first time since moving to the Borgo Panigale factory, and the five-time World Champion had an impressive Q2 session lining up in P6 on the second row, and just out-qualifying teammate Andrea Dovizioso. Jonas Folger looks to keep his points lead in the fight for Rookie of the Year from P8, with Cal Crutchlow just behind in ninth after a crash. Compatriot Scott Redding completes the top ten. There were also crashes for Jack Miller and Andrea Iannone in the session, with the two men set to line up in P11 and P12 respectively. From Q1 lap times, the top fifteen is completed by Danilo Petrucci and Reale Avintia Racing duo Loris Baz and Hector Barbera.

 

Pos.

Rider

Team

Time

1 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team 2’02.741
2 Maverick VIÑALES Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 2’02.871
3 Valentino ROSSI Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 2’03.673
4 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team 2’03.866
5 Johann ZARCO Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2’03.928
6 Jorge LORENZO Ducati Team 2’04.151
7 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team 2’04.431
8 Jonas FOLGER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 2’04.623
9 Cal CRUTCHLOW LCR Honda 2’04.661
10 Scott REDDING OCTO Pramac Racing 2’04.673
11 Andrea IANNONE Team SUZUKI ECSTAR 2’05.741
12 Jack MILLER EG 0,0 Marc VDS 2’05.970

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