Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after the races at Austin, Texas:
Race Results and summary for MotoGP:
Race Results and summary for Moto2:
Race Results and summary for Moto3:
Dani Pedrosa set the quickest time in morning warm up with pole-sitting teammate Marc Marquez fourth fastest. Tech 3's Cal Crutchlow's lapped second-quickest and Jorge Lorenzo put his Yamaha into third place. Pedrosa's 2'04.341 would have been good for fifth in yesterday's qualifying. Valentino Rossi lapped two-tenths quicker than he did in qualifying. Note: Karel Abraham won't be racing today after suffering a broken collarbone in a crash in QP1.
One record down, one to go. By qualifying on pole in just his second MotoGP race, at the age of 20 years and 61 days, Marc Marquez becomes the youngest premier class polesitter in history, deposing the legendary Freddie Spencer of the crown he has held for 31 years. On Sunday, Marc Marquez will go after the next target: the record as the youngest winner of a premier class Grand Prix, also held by Spencer. If he fails to win on Sunday - a very distinct possibility - he still has until Indianapolis to take Spencer's record, making it very far from safe.
Marquez' pole was the crowning glory of an utterly impressive weekend so far. The Repsol Honda youngster has dominated most of practice, leading his teammate by a quarter of a second or more in every session but one. He was immediately fast, but his race rhythm is just as impressive. In FP3, as grip on the track improved, Marquez cranked out 2'04s and 2'05s like they were going out of style. He was consistent, too. Not quite Jorge Lorenzo consistent, but he was running a pace that would have let him build up a lead, with only Dani Pedrosa able to stay close.
Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after qualifying at Austin:
Press Releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying at Austin:
Results and summary of qualifying for Moto2:
Results and summary of qualifying for MotoGP: