Marc Marquez was made with the pole of the GP of the Americas 2016 ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi thanks to a time of 2’03.188.
The Honda pilot, which dominated all the practice sessions, it is the fourth pole position in succession that succeeds in this circuit on the four occasions he has raced in Austin in MotoGP, the number 32 in the category queen, and the 60th of his career.
I Am very happy with this pole. It seems that I feel very well this circuit. Maybe I didn’t do a perfect lap and the two Yamaha have finished very close to me, but tomorrow I will try to give the maximum of my. The tires are going well, but as always happens in Austin, will be crucial to choose well the front tire.
The session started with Lorenzo in the lead with a record in his first lap of 2’03.613, followed by Marquez is still at 2’04. It would sign up to a magnificent 2’03.188 in the following lap. Rossi went third after that first exit.
Lorenzo returned to the track as the fastest in the first two sectors, but lost a few valuable 16 mil in the third. The Yamaha I got down to 2’03.257, although still with Marquez in front. The replica of the Honda’s would come with the stopwatch to zero, but would be unable to overcome its own 2’03.188 that would remain as the final.
*Andrea Iannone will be out 7th after the penalty of 3 positions for its criminalization of the GP of Argentina.
starting grid of the GP of the Americas MotoGP 2016
|1||93||Marc MARQUEZ||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||336.3||2’03.188|
|2||99||Jorge LORENZO||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||334.2||2’03.257||0.069 / 0.069|
|3||46||Valentino ROSSI||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||338.5||2’03.644||0.456 / 0.387|
|4||29||Andrea IANNONE||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||342.3||2’03.913||0.725 / 0.269|
|5||25||Maverick VIÑALES||SPA||Team SUZUKI ECSTAR||Suzuki||336.3||2’04.247||1.059 / 0.334|
|6||35||Cal CRUTCHLOW||GBR||LCR Honda||Honda||333.7||2’04.265||1.077 / 0.018|
|7||4||Andrea DOVIZIOSO||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||342.8||2’04.339||1.151 / 0.074|
|8||26||Dani PEDROSA||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||337.9||2’04.379||1.191 / 0.040|
|9||41||Aleix ESPARGARO||SPA||Team SUZUKI ECSTAR||Suzuki||332.1||2’04.408||1.220 / 0.029|
|10||45||Scott REDDING||GBR||OCTO Pramac Yakhnich||Ducati||338.4||2’04.485||1.297 / 0.077|
|11||38||Bradley SMITH||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||338.4||2’04.988||1.800 / 0.503|
|12||76||Loris BAZ||FRA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||333.5||2’05.159||1.971 / 0.171|