Front row of the grid for Márquez in Austin

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The Repsol Honda Team rider, in third, will start from the front row for the first time this year. Pol Espargaró will take off from twelfth position

Front row of the grid for Márquez in Austin

Qualifying for the Grand Prix of the Americas was held in dry conditions, with the two Repsol Honda Team riders going directly into Q2 thanks to their times in FP3.

Marc Márquez once again finished among the top three. The Repsol Honda Team rider is enjoying a good weekend in Austin and, after setting a best time of 2:03.209, will start tomorrow’s race from third on the grid.

Pol Espargaró will be on the fourth row, after clocking a 2:03.875 time. He earned twelfth place.

The MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas will start at 2pm local time on Sunday.

Rider Statements


“I am really happy with this front row because Qualifying has been one of my weak points this season. With the first tyre I felt OK and with the second tyre I found some traffic and I was on top of the time sheets so there was not much reason to push a lot. It’s my first front row of the season, which is strange to say but that’s how it is! With the used tyre I feel better than on the new tyre, our race pace is quite good. We will try to make another step in Warm Up and continue this direction.”


“Our first run in Qualifying wasn’t too bad, I was just assessing the bike after our crash and the feeling was there. In the second run, I misjudged the time I had left and I was in a group with Jack and Marc so didn’t have a chance to push with the last tyre. I missed my chance in Qualifying unfortunately. We still have a bit of feeling to find on the front end of the bike but this was not the limit in Qualifying. It’s going to be a very long and very physical race tomorrow, all we can do is put our head down and make the most of what happens. Turn 1 will also be a critical point.”

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