Marc Marquez continued his dominance on American soil with a with a lap of 1'31.884 to take pole position Saturday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This is Marquez's third-consecutive pole and brings his 2015 season pole-position total to five.
Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa grabbed the second spot on the front row, one-tenth of a second behind Marquez. Jorge Lorenzo set his fastest lap on his final lap of the qualifying session to take the final, front-row position. Cal Cruthlow, who held a front-row position late in the session, was bumped to fourth with Danilo Petrucci -- who advanced from Q1 -- rounding out the top five.
Bradley Smith continued his strong form with a sixth-fastest time closely followed by Andrea Iannone (7th). Championship leader Valentino Rossi, who was on the front row until late in the session, was unable to improve his early time and was pushed into eighth.
Maverick Vinales completed qualifying as the top factory Suzuki in ninth and Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso completed the top ten. Dovizioso also advanced from the first qualifying session.
|Pos.||No.||Rider||Bike||Time||Diff. / Prev.|
|2||26||Dani PEDROSA||Honda||1'32.055||0.171 / 0.171|
|3||99||Jorge LORENZO||Yamaha||1'32.186||0.302 / 0.131|
|4||35||Cal CRUTCHLOW||Honda||1'32.208||0.324 / 0.022|
|5||9||Danilo PETRUCCI||Ducati||1'32.243||0.359 / 0.035|
|6||38||Bradley SMITH||Yamaha||1'32.269||0.385 / 0.026|
|7||29||Andrea IANNONE||Ducati||1'32.468||0.584 / 0.199|
|8||46||Valentino ROSSI||Yamaha||1'32.511||0.627 / 0.043|
|9||25||Maverick VIÑALES||Suzuki||1'32.571||0.687 / 0.060|
|10||4||Andrea DOVIZIOSO||Ducati||1'32.636||0.752 / 0.065|
|11||44||Pol ESPARGARO||Yamaha||1'32.670||0.786 / 0.034|
|12||41||Aleix ESPARGARO||Suzuki||1'32.814||0.930 / 0.144|
|13||45||Scott REDDING||Honda||1'33.170||0.284 / 0.079|
|14||8||Hector BARBERA||Ducati||1'33.199||0.313 / 0.029|
|15||68||Yonny HERNANDEZ||Ducati||1'33.278||0.392 / 0.079|
|16||43||Jack MILLER||Honda||1'33.381||0.495 / 0.103|
|17||6||Stefan BRADL||Aprilia||1'33.822||0.936 / 0.441|
|18||19||Alvaro BAUTISTA||Aprilia||1'33.839||0.953 / 0.017|
|19||50||Eugene LAVERTY||Honda||1'33.978||1.092 / 0.139|
|20||69||Nicky HAYDEN||Honda||1'34.030||1.144 / 0.052|
|21||15||Alex DE ANGELIS||ART||1'34.226||1.340 / 0.196|
|22||63||Mike DI MEGLIO||Ducati||1'34.322||1.436 / 0.096|
|23||24||Toni ELIAS||Honda||1'35.167||2.281 / 0.845|