2013 Indianpolis MotoGP FP3 Result: Marquez Stands Alone

Repsol rookie Marc Marquez, oblivious to the MotoGP season limit on superlatives, again set the fastest time in the third free practice with a blistering 1'38.844. The time, set toward the end of the session, put him nearly three tenths clear of the second-place Honda of Stefan Bradl. The German, who led much of the session, also remained three tenths clear of his nearest pursuer, Cal Crutchlow -- the lone Yahama near the top of the order. Rounding out the top five were the Hondas of Alvaro Bautista and Dani Pedrosa. Positions sixth through nine were the Yamahas of Jorge Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi and Bradley Smith -- none of which threatened the top times.

Local favorite Nicky Hayden grabbed the tenth spot of the session, which sets most of the roster for the second qualifying session later in the day. The 11th through 25th finishers are set for the first qualifying session with the top two from that group headed to Q2.

Satellite Ducati Rider Ben Spies continued his run of bad luck with a highside crash that dumped him squarely on what had been his uninjured shoulder. He was taken to the medical clinic and the extent of his injury wasn't immediately known. UPDATE: American Ben Spies is out of the race. He suffered a dislocated left shoulder in the FP3 crash.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev. 
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'38.844  
2 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'39.125 0.281 / 0.281
3 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Yamaha 1'39.441 0.597 / 0.316
4 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'39.538 0.694 / 0.097
5 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'39.569 0.725 / 0.031
6 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'39.597 0.753 / 0.028
7 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'39.640 0.796 / 0.043
8 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'39.765 0.921 / 0.125
9 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'39.812 0.968 / 0.047
10 69 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati 1'39.889 1.045 / 0.077
11 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'39.906 1.062 / 0.017
12 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ioda-Suter 1'40.879 2.035 / 0.973
13 41 Aleix ESPARGARO ART 1'40.895 2.051 / 0.016
14 11 Ben SPIES Ducati 1'41.451 2.607 / 0.556
15 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ ART 1'41.707 2.863 / 0.256
16 5 Colin EDWARDS FTR Kawasaki 1'41.845 3.001 / 0.138
17 71 Claudio CORTI FTR Kawasaki 1'41.853 3.009 / 0.008
18 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA FTR 1'42.041 3.197 / 0.188
19 8 Hector BARBERA FTR 1'42.042 3.198 / 0.001
20 67 Bryan STARING FTR Honda 1'42.375 3.531 / 0.333
21 14 Randy DE PUNIET ART 1'42.583 3.739 / 0.208
22 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 1'42.647 3.803 / 0.064
23 52 Lukas PESEK Ioda-Suter 1'42.789 3.945 / 0.142
24 17 Karel ABRAHAM ART 1'43.325 4.481 / 0.536
25 79 Blake YOUNG APR 1'44.956 6.112 / 1.631

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
9
2013

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