2013 Indianapolis MotoGP QP Result: A Record Shattered

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Marc Marquez shattered the Indianapolis lap record by nearly a full second and claimed his fourth pole position of the year in the process. Marquez, who put in the record lap of 1'37.958 on his sixth of eight QP2 laps, now sits a half second clear of second-place qualifier, Jorge Lorenzo.

Marquez's teammate Dani Pedrosa claimed the final front row position just 14 thousandths of a second slower than Lorenzo. Cal Crutchlow rode to the first slot on the second row with an improving Alvaro Bautista in fifth and a surprisingly quick Nicky Hayden in sixth to the delight of his home fans.

Stefan Bradl, who was among the leaders early on, crashed for the third time during practice and sits in eighth, one position behind Bradley Smith.

And at the end of the third row is a frustrated Valentino Rossi who struggled all day to get within a second of the top riders. Colin Edwards II has his best qulaifying of the year with 12th, good for the fourth row.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'37.958  
2 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'38.471 0.513 / 0.513
3 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'38.485 0.527 / 0.014
4 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Yamaha 1'38.502 0.544 / 0.017
5 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'38.872 0.914 / 0.370
6 69 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati 1'39.142 1.184 / 0.270
7 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'39.255 1.297 / 0.113
8 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'39.313 1.355 / 0.058
9 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'39.356 1.398 / 0.043
10 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'39.555 1.597 / 0.199
11 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'40.042 2.084 / 0.487
12 5 Colin EDWARDS FTR Kawasaki 1'40.372 2.414 / 0.330
13 41 Aleix ESPARGARO ART 1'40.444 0.116 / 0.026
14 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ioda-Suter 1'41.122 0.794 / 0.678
15 14 Randy DE PUNIET ART 1'41.154 0.826 / 0.032
16 71 Claudio CORTI FTR Kawasaki 1'41.334 1.006 / 0.180
17 8 Hector BARBERA FTR 1'41.527 1.199 / 0.193
18 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 1'41.618 1.290 / 0.091
19 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA FTR 1'41.665 1.337 / 0.047
20 67 Bryan STARING FTR Honda 1'41.786 1.458 / 0.121
21 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ ART 1'41.807 1.479 / 0.021
22 52 Lukas PESEK Ioda-Suter 1'41.868 1.540 / 0.061
23 17 Karel ABRAHAM ART 1'42.165 1.837 / 0.297
24 79 Blake YOUNG APR 1'44.472 4.144 / 2.307
25 11 Ben Spies Ducati    

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
9
2013

Comments

Hayden 6th?

There must be an interesting story there. Best of luck to the guy from Kentucky.

Total votes: 12

replacement for Spies?

Surely Ben should throw in the towel? I'd like Ducati to put Nicky into Pramac or whatever the second ducati team is for next year. If nothing else he'd be an excellent reference from which to judge Dovi & Cal.

Total votes: 14

he was following Marquez

or should I say trying to. Good on him anyway though at least the duc can do one fast lap. I hope he puts up a good fight for the fans tomorrow.

Total votes: 10

And Crutchlow once again way faster than Rossi

Yamaha better pray Lorenzo stays fit.

Total votes: 13

Did anyone...

... see how PERILOUSLY CLOSE Petrucci got to the crash barrier at the end of pit lane? That was UNCOMFORTABLE...

Total votes: 12

Jeesh!

I rewound it to see if that really happened. What an unsafe pit wall that is.

Total votes: 11

Colin Edwards The Third???;) That's why he was fastest, got it:D

Yeah, but if on Desmosedici there is a possibility to run that one fast lap (instead of fast full race) Nicky definitely did it on time!

Total votes: 9

Demoted...

He's back to CEII. Too much coffee. Hands getting twitchy. Thanks for the correction.

Total votes: 13

Probably right about Nicky

I expect Nick put in one heroic lap for that qualifier but I don't see it carrying over to pace for 27 laps. I'd love to be wrong...

Total votes: 9

In the post qualifying

In the post qualifying interviews, Dovi really let Ducati hang. really hard on the bike. Sad to see Nicky go when he was such a persistently positive rider for them. He's a world champion, after all. I like Dovi, but he's no Nicky.

Total votes: 19

Double entry

Is Iannone trying to make up for lost ground by making two entries, 11th and 13th?

Total votes: 4

Fixed

Thanks for that, a little double entry bookkeeping there...

Total votes: 12

Bradl

Anyone know what happened to Bradl? He suddenly didn't have the speed anymore and fell off again. Before QP he looked set on a front row start, he could've definitely beaten Crutchlow.

His race pace looks great though, so I'd say a podium is on the cards for him.

Total votes: 12

Nicky was following Marc when

Nicky was following Marc when Marc dipped below 1'38". There is a heavy rumor that got heavier during QP2 when they interviewed the LCR team Boss. I see Nicky on a production honda next year.

Edited for the right Honda Team

Total votes: 9

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