Saturday, April 12, 2014

Repsol Honda's Marquez & Pedrosa 1-2 in MotoGP COTA Qualifying for All-Honda Front Row

Press Release

Grand Prix of The Americas

Round 2 - Saturday, April 12th 2014

  Americas - Qualifying Report

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Sunny 28°C
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Marquez takes pole in Austin with Pedrosa 2nd in all-Honda front row

Marquez takes pole in Austin with Pedrosa 2nd in all-Honda front row

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez scored another record this afternoon with his pole position lap for tomorrow’s grand prix, at the track he celebrated his first pole position and victory in the premier class.
After leading every session so far in this weekend’s Red Bull GP of The Americas, Marc topped his pole time of 2013 (2’03.021) by 0.248s with a lap time of 2’02.773 on his final lap of 7 in this afternoon’s qualifying at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
Teammate Dani Pedrosa found an improvement in his setup from yesterday, and starts from second on the grid alongside his teammate, with a time of 2’03.062. LCR Honda rider, Stefan Bradl, completed an all-Honda front row for tomorrow’s 21 lap race which will start at 14h00 local time.
Team Quotes
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Marc Marquez
1st - 2'02.773
“I’m very happy with how the weekend is going and with the qualifying session - especially taking pole position. I have a good feeling with the bike and have been setting a good pace ahead of tomorrow's race. We will try to get a good start and I'm sure we'll be fighting with Dani, as he is our strongest rival. I think that the beginning of the race will be the most important part, because with this heat the tyres suffer a lot. I will try to remain focused and have a good race!”
Dani Pedrosa profile image
Dani Pedrosa
2nd - 2'03.062
“We improved the bike a lot today and I was able to ride much better than yesterday. I managed to come very close in qualifying and hope to take advantage of all my chances to win tomorrow's race. Last year we came second so I will look to take one step further tomorrow!”

qualifying results

  Grand Prix of The Americas - Round 2
1Marc Marquez93ESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA2'02.773
2Dani Pedrosa26ESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA2'03.062
3Stefan Bradl6GERLCR Honda MotoGPHONDA2'03.196
4Aleix Espargaro41ESPNGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA2'03.240
5Jorge Lorenzo99ESPYamaha Factory RacingYAMAHA2'03.243
6Valentino Rossi46ITAYamaha FactoryYAMAHA2'03.244
7Cal Crutchlow35GBRDucati TeamDUCATI2'03.780
8Bradley Smith38GBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA2'03.800
9Andrea Iannone29ITAPramac RacingDUCATI2'03.842
10Andrea Dovizioso4ITADucati TeamDUCATI2'03.846
11Pol Espargaro44ESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA2'03.913
12Alvaro Bautista19ESPGo & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA2'03.923
13Scott Redding45GBRGo & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA2'04.617
14Nicky Hayden69USADrive M7 AsparHONDA2'05.062
15Yonny Hernandez68COLPramac RacingDUCATI2'05.677
16Hiroshi Aoyama7JPNDrive M7 AsparHONDA2'05.788
17Karel Abraham17CZECardion AB MotoracingHONDA2'06.239
18Hector Barbera8ESPAvintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI2'06.270
19Colin Edwards5USANGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA2'06.741
20Michael Laverty70GBRPaul Bird MotorsportART & PBM2'06.939
21Broc Parkes23AUSPaul Bird MotorsportPBM2'07.403
22Danilo Petrucci9ITAIodaRacing ProjectIODA-SUTER2'07.745
23Mike Di Meglio63FRAAvintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI2'07.761

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Circuit Information

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Length5.513 m / 3.426 miles
Left corners11
Right corners9
Longest straight1.200 m / 0.746 miles
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd
Austin, TX 78617
Pole Position2m 03.021s (161.3 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)
Race Lap2m 04.242s (159.7 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)
Race Time43m 42.123s (158.9 km/h) (Marc Marquez Honda, 2013)
2013 Race WinnerMarc Marquez (Honda)
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3-15-1, Senzui, Asaka-shi, Saitama-Pref., 351-0024 Japan

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