MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2015 Indianapolis Moto3 Race Result: A Complete Reshuffling Of The Deck

Results Below:

Livio Loi won his first-ever Grand Prix by gambling on dry tires in the damp-but-drying conditions Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Loi, one of a handful of riders to make the late switch and start the race at the back of the grid, won the contest by 38 seconds over second place rider John McPhee. Philipp Oetttl grabbed the final podium spot making it a clean sweep of riders who had never been on a world championship podium before.

All three riders made the switch to full slicks just before the race began. Championship leader Danny Kent -- who like many of the riders at the front, ran a handful of laps in the disintegrating wet tires before pitting for a tire switch -- finished the race out of the points in 21st place. 

The race start was uncertain from the beginning when rain before the race forcing a wet-race declaration. Because it was declared a wet race, many riders stayed with wet tires. But a handful of riders, including the eventual race leader, made the late switch to dry tired and were forced to start at the back of the grid. 

Loi grabbed the lead on the fourth lap and began opening a gap immediately.

Romano Fenati took fourth and climbing into third in the championship.  And Isaac Vinales rounded out the top five. Enea Bastianini (6th) pulled 10 points from Kent's champioship lead to reduce the gap to 56 points. 

Result:
Pos. No. Rider Bike Time / Diff. 
1 11 Livio LOI Honda 40'50.747
2 17 John MCPHEE Honda 38.86
3 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 57.781
4 5 Romano FENATI KTM +1'15.296
5 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM +1'19.814
6 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda +1'23.801
7 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda +1'24.586
8 41 Brad BINDER KTM +1'24.659
9 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda +1'25.292
10 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra +1'35.105
11 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Honda +1'35.784
12 98 Karel HANIKA KTM +1'35.801
13 55 Andrea LOCATELLI Honda +1'35.913
14 95 Jules DANILO Honda +1'36.059
15 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM +1'43.203
16 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra +1'49.006
17 2 Remy GARDNER Mahindra 1 Lap
18 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Mahindra 1 Lap
19 29 Stefano MANZI Mahindra 1 Lap
20 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1 Lap
21 52 Danny KENT Honda 1 Lap
22 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1 Lap
23 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 1 Lap
24 6 Maria HERRERA Husqvarna 1 Lap
25 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM 1 Lap
26 76 Hiroki ONO Honda 1 Lap
27 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 1 Lap
28 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Husqvarna 1 Lap
29 12 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 1 Lap
30 31 Niklas AJO KTM 1 Lap
31 91 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1 Lap
32 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 1 Lap
Not Classified    
  7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 8 Laps
  21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 12 Laps

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
10
2015

2015 Indianapolis MotoGP WUP Result: Marquez Not Slowing Down

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'32.699    
2 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'32.877 0.178 / 0.178
3 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'32.883 0.184 / 0.006
4 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'33.202 0.503 / 0.319
5 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'33.339 0.640 / 0.137
6 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'33.340 0.641 / 0.001
7 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'33.538 0.839 / 0.198
8 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'33.569 0.870 / 0.031
9 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 1'33.664 0.965 / 0.095
10 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'33.743 1.044 / 0.079
11 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'33.777 1.078 / 0.034
12 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'33.816 1.117 / 0.039
13 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'33.854 1.155 / 0.038
14 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 1'33.925 1.226 / 0.071
15 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'34.238 1.539 / 0.313
16 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Ducati 1'34.287 1.588 / 0.049
17 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'34.345 1.646 / 0.058
18 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 1'34.662 1.963 / 0.317
19 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'34.698 1.999 / 0.036
20 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 1'34.779 2.080 / 0.081
21 50 Eugene LAVERTY Honda 1'34.979 2.280 / 0.200
22 15 Alex DE ANGELIS ART 1'35.082 2.383 / 0.103
23 24 Toni ELIAS Honda 1'35.523 2.824 / 0.441

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
10
2015

2015 Indianapolis Moto2 WUP Result: Rabat On Top

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 1 Tito RABAT Kalex 1'37.072    
2 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 1'37.207 0.135 / 0.135
3 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 1'37.292 0.220 / 0.085
4 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 1'37.426 0.354 / 0.134
5 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'37.431 0.359 / 0.005
6 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'37.465 0.393 / 0.034
7 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'37.661 0.589 / 0.196
8 40 Alex RINS Kalex 1'37.674 0.602 / 0.013
9 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 1'37.695 0.623 / 0.021
10 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'37.710 0.638 / 0.015
11 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'37.853 0.781 / 0.143
12 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'37.870 0.798 / 0.017
13 77 Dominique AEGERTER Kalex 1'37.946 0.874 / 0.076
14 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'37.994 0.922 / 0.048
15 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'38.034 0.962 / 0.040
16 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'38.038 0.966 / 0.004
17 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 1'38.063 0.991 / 0.025
18 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 1'38.179 1.107 / 0.116
19 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 1'38.263 1.191 / 0.084
20 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Kalex 1'38.436 1.364 / 0.173
21 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 1'38.567 1.495 / 0.131
22 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'38.621 1.549 / 0.054
23 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 1'38.664 1.592 / 0.043
24 15 Ratthapark WILAIROT Suter 1'38.756 1.684 / 0.092
25 97 Xavier VIERGE Tech 3 1'38.809 1.737 / 0.053
26 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 1'39.182 2.110 / 0.373
27 96 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 1'39.609 2.537 / 0.427
28 66 Florian ALT Suter 1'39.767 2.695 / 0.158

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
10
2015

2015 Indianapolis Moto3 WUP Result: Vazquez Finds His Pace

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 1'41.420    
2 52 Danny KENT Honda 1'41.555 0.135 / 0.135
3 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'41.581 0.161 / 0.026
4 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'41.718 0.298 / 0.137
5 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda 1'41.774 0.354 / 0.056
6 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'41.887 0.467 / 0.113
7 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'41.925 0.505 / 0.038
8 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 1'42.082 0.662 / 0.157
9 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 1'42.226 0.806 / 0.144
10 55 Andrea LOCATELLI Honda 1'42.291 0.871 / 0.065
11 5 Romano FENATI KTM 1'42.293 0.873 / 0.002
12 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Honda 1'42.305 0.885 / 0.012
13 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'42.328 0.908 / 0.023
14 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM 1'42.375 0.955 / 0.047
15 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 1'42.382 0.962 / 0.007
16 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'42.383 0.963 / 0.001
17 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'42.434 1.014 / 0.051
18 31 Niklas AJO KTM 1'42.484 1.064 / 0.050
19 6 Maria HERRERA Husqvarna 1'42.486 1.066 / 0.002
20 76 Hiroki ONO Honda 1'42.499 1.079 / 0.013
21 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 1'42.510 1.090 / 0.011
22 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 1'42.531 1.111 / 0.021
23 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 1'42.587 1.167 / 0.056
24 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Mahindra 1'42.665 1.245 / 0.078
25 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 1'42.717 1.297 / 0.052
26 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'42.807 1.387 / 0.090
27 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'42.830 1.410 / 0.023
28 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 1'42.847 1.427 / 0.017
29 29 Stefano MANZI Mahindra 1'43.004 1.584 / 0.157
30 2 Remy GARDNER Mahindra 1'43.021 1.601 / 0.017
31 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Husqvarna 1'43.211 1.791 / 0.190
32 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'43.563 2.143 / 0.352
33 12 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 1'43.988 2.568 / 0.425
34 91 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'44.031 2.611 / 0.043

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
10
2015

2015 Indianapolis Moto2 Qualifying Practice Result: Pole Sitter Withstands The Onslaught

Results and summary below:

Alex Rins has taken the second pole position of his Moto2 career, holding off charges from all sides to take top spot. The Pagina Amarillas HP 40 rider has been fast all weekend, and qualifying was no exception. The strongest attack on his position came from Tito Rabat, but Rins upped his pace and held on for pole.

Rabat kept pushing all the way to the end of the session, and though he was often on pace to dethrone Rins in the first part of the lap, he could not keep it up through the second half, forced to settle for 2nd on the grid tomorrow. Mika Kallio will start from 3rd, his best qualifying of the season, and his best grid spot since switching to the Italtrans team. Kallio won the Moto2 race at Indy last year, though he has his work cut out for him in 2015. Tom Luthi and Jonas Folger start from the second row, Luthi also looking like challenging Rins in the first part of the track, but never able to follow through. Takaaki Nakagami sits in 6th, a good result at a track he is comfortable at.

Championship leader Johann Zarco and Sam Lowes both had a torrid qualifying, both suffering unexpected problems. Lowes had a slow lowside in the second half of practice, and could not improve his position past 7th. Zarco looked like being able to challenge Rins for pole on one of his fast laps, but a big moment at the end of the back straight saw him lose too much time. Zarco starts from 8th on the grid.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 40 Alex Rins Kalex 1'36.549
2 1 Tito Rabat Kalex 1'36.686 0.137 0.137
3 36 Mika Kallio Kalex 1'36.865 0.316 0.179
4 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'36.886 0.337 0.021
5 94 Jonas Folger Kalex 1'37.005 0.456 0.119
6 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1'37.022 0.473 0.017
7 22 Sam Lowes Speed Up 1'37.038 0.489 0.016
8 5 Johann Zarco Kalex 1'37.055 0.506 0.017
9 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 1'37.081 0.532 0.026
10 11 Sandro Cortese Kalex 1'37.095 0.546 0.014
11 77 Dominique Aegerter Kalex 1'37.125 0.576 0.030
12 25 Azlan Shah Kalex 1'37.157 0.608 0.032
13 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1'37.329 0.780 0.172
14 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 1'37.365 0.816 0.036
15 4 Randy Krummenacher Kalex 1'37.367 0.818 0.002
16 19 Xavier Simeon Kalex 1'37.419 0.870 0.052
17 60 Julian Simon Speed Up 1'37.462 0.913 0.043
18 49 Axel Pons Kalex 1'37.528 0.979 0.066
19 23 Marcel Schrotter Tech 3 1'37.622 1.073 0.094
20 39 Luis Salom Kalex 1'37.806 1.257 0.184
21 70 Robin Mulhauser Kalex 1'37.945 1.396 0.139
22 15 Ratthapark Wilairot Suter 1'37.998 1.449 0.053
23 95 Anthony West Speed Up 1'38.101 1.552 0.103
24 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex 1'38.350 1.801 0.249
25 97 Xavier Vierge Tech 3 1'38.586 2.037 0.236
26 96 Louis Rossi Tech 3 1'38.843 2.294 0.257
27 10 Thitipong Warokorn Kalex 1'38.943 2.394 0.100
28 66 Florian Alt Suter 1'39.956 3.407 1.013
Race Details
Round Number: 
10
2015

2015 Indianapolis MotoGP QP Result: King Of America Or Captain America?

Results Below:

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. 

Result:

 

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'31.884    
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

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
10
2015

2015 Indianapolis MotoGP FP4 Result: Marquez Answers Lorenzo's Challenge

Marc Marquez made it immediately clear that Sunday was not going to be the Jorge Lorenzo show with a series of blistering FP4 laps Saturday that put him six-tenths of a second clear of the field. Jorge Lorenzo, fastest in previous practices, managed a distant second and the riders worked less on fastest single laps than on on race setup. Dani Pedrosa improved his showing with third-quickest in the session.

Valentino Rossi, who has struggled with the bike all weekend, managed to hang on for fourth-fastest but with a lap time -- 1'33.224 -- that is slower than his FP3 best. Andrea Iannone finished the session with the fifth-fastest time.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev  
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'32.399    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'33.027 0.628 / 0.628
3 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'33.149 0.750 / 0.122
4 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'33.224 0.825 / 0.075
5 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'33.255 0.856 / 0.031
6 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'33.336 0.937 / 0.081
7 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'33.419 1.020 / 0.083
8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 1'33.441 1.042 / 0.022
9 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'33.465 1.066 / 0.024
10 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'33.575 1.176 / 0.110
11 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 1'33.589 1.190 / 0.014
12 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'33.657 1.258 / 0.068
13 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'33.829 1.430 / 0.172
14 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'33.980 1.581 / 0.151
15 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Ducati 1'34.428 2.029 / 0.448
16 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'34.467 2.068 / 0.039
17 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'34.560 2.161 / 0.093
18 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 1'34.702 2.303 / 0.142
19 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 1'34.721 2.322 / 0.019
20 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'34.778 2.379 / 0.057
21 15 Alex DE ANGELIS ART 1'34.799 2.400 / 0.021
22 50 Eugene LAVERTY Honda 1'34.867 2.468 / 0.068
23 24 Toni ELIAS Honda 1'36.179 3.780 / 1.312

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
10
2015

2015 Indianapolis Moto3 QP Result: A Bit Of The Same Along With A Shock At The Top

Championship leader Danny Kent set the new Moto3 single-lap record while grabbing pole position Saturday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kent's 1'40.703 bettered Jack Miller's lap record from one year ago and left him eight-hundredths of a second clear of Miguel Oliveira (2nd). 

But the biggest surprise of the session was Zulfahmi Khairuddin who grabbed a tow from Niccolo Antonelli to jump from 17th to second on the grid on his final lap. (At the session's end he was bumped to third by Oliveira.) This is, by far, Khairuddin's best qualifying postion of the year having only once before made it into the top 20.

Enea Bastianini managed fourth and Moto3 rookie Fabio Quartararo rounded out the top five.

The session marked Kent's fouuth pole of the 2015 season. He has five wins this year to lead the championship by 66 points.  

Results Below:

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 52 Danny KENT Honda 1'40.703  
2 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'40.791 0.088 / 0.088
3 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM 1'40.811 0.108 / 0.020
4 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'40.875 0.172 / 0.064
5 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Honda 1'41.062 0.359 / 0.187
6 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'41.092 0.389 / 0.030
7 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 1'41.093 0.390 / 0.001
8 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'41.129 0.426 / 0.036
9 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda 1'41.186 0.483 / 0.057
10 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 1'41.242 0.539 / 0.056
11 5 Romano FENATI KTM 1'41.287 0.584 / 0.045
12 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 1'41.308 0.605 / 0.021
13 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 1'41.310 0.607 / 0.002
14 76 Hiroki ONO Honda 1'41.412 0.709 / 0.102
15 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'41.415 0.712 / 0.003
16 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'41.474 0.771 / 0.059
17 2 Remy GARDNER Mahindra 1'41.527 0.824 / 0.053
18 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'41.555 0.852 / 0.028
19 31 Niklas AJO KTM 1'41.585 0.882 / 0.030
20 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 1'41.770 1.067 / 0.185
21 55 Andrea LOCATELLI Honda 1'41.806 1.103 / 0.036
22 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Mahindra 1'41.822 1.119 / 0.016
23 6 Maria HERRERA Husqvarna 1'41.847 1.144 / 0.025
24 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 1'41.909 1.206 / 0.062
25 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 1'41.942 1.239 / 0.033
26 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'41.958 1.255 / 0.016
27 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 1'42.026 1.323 / 0.068
28 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'42.150 1.447 / 0.124
29 91 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'42.230 1.527 / 0.080
30 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Husqvarna 1'42.318 1.615 / 0.088
31 12 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 1'42.517 1.814 / 0.199
32 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 1'42.533 1.830 / 0.016
33 29 Stefano MANZI Mahindra 1'42.702 1.999 / 0.169
34 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'42.726 2.023 / 0.024

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
10
2015

2015 Indianapolis Moto2 FP3 Result: Rins Edges Morbidelli And Rabat

Alex Rins has ended the final session of free practice for the Moto2 class on top of the timesheets. The HP 40 Pons rider fired in a quick final lap to sneak ahead of Franco Morbidelli, who had in turn edged ahead of Tito Rabat. It was Tito Rabat who had made the early running, grinding out his usual long and punishing runs, with only Alex Rins briefly interrupting his flow. But fast laps by Morbidelli and then Rins pushed Rabat down to 3rd at the end.

The top 3 all had a comfortable cushion over the rest of the field. Sam Lowes finished in 4th, half a second shy of Rabat, and a few hundredths ahead of Jonas Folger. Johann Zarco had another difficult session, stuck in the pits for nearly 20 minutes, and only managing to set the 10th fastest time.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 40 Alex Rins Kalex 1'36.821    
2 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 1'36.838 0.017 0.017
3 1 Tito Rabat Kalex 1'36.864 0.043 0.026
4 22 Sam Lowes Speed Up 1'37.362 0.541 0.498
5 94 Jonas Folger Kalex 1'37.420 0.599 0.058
6 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'37.438 0.617 0.018
7 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 1'37.445 0.624 0.007
8 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1'37.557 0.736 0.112
9 36 Mika Kallio Kalex 1'37.626 0.805 0.069
10 5 Johann Zarco Kalex 1'37.663 0.842 0.037
11 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1'37.681 0.860 0.018
12 4 Randy Krummenacher Kalex 1'37.732 0.911 0.051
13 77 Dominique Aegerter Kalex 1'37.740 0.919 0.008
14 95 Anthony West Speed Up 1'37.750 0.929 0.010
15 49 Axel Pons Kalex 1'37.763 0.942 0.013
16 11 Sandro Cortese Kalex 1'37.775 0.954 0.012
17 19 Xavier Simeon Kalex 1'37.878 1.057 0.103
18 60 Julian Simon Speed Up 1'37.995 1.174 0.117
19 39 Luis Salom Kalex 1'38.053 1.232 0.058
20 23 Marcel Schrotter Tech 3 1'38.066 1.245 0.013
21 25 Azlan Shah Kalex 1'38.069 1.248 0.003
22 15 Ratthapark Wilairot Suter 1'38.525 1.704 0.456
23 70 Robin Mulhauser Kalex 1'38.607 1.786 0.082
24 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex 1'38.621 1.800 0.014
25 10 Thitipong Warokorn Kalex 1'38.855 2.034 0.234
26 96 Louis Rossi Tech 3 1'39.006 2.185 0.151
27 97 Xavier Vierge Tech 3 1'39.597 2.776 0.591
28 66 Florian Alt Suter 1'39.769 2.948 0.172

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
10
2015

2015 Indianapolis MotoGP FP3 Result: Marquez Sets Pace In Thrilling Session

Marc Marquez turned the thumbscrews in the final session of free practice for the MotoGP class, the Repsol Honda rider setting a blistering pace even in race set up, with only Jorge Lorenzo able to follow in the first part of FP3. Marquez remained ahead in the final part of the session, as riders started chasing quick times looking for safe passage straight into Q2. They came close, but nobody could quite match the pace of the man who has never lost a MotoGP race on American soil.

Bradley Smith was the man who got closest, the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha rider bagging 2nd spot just three hundredths of a second behind Marquez. The gap behind Smith was much larger, Andrea Iannone taking 3rd nearly three tenths behind Smith and a third of a second behind Marquez. Dani Pedrosa had decent race pace during the first part of FP3, and pushed on to grab 4th spot once the final dash for Q2 started.

Pedrosa finished ahead of Jorge Lorenzo, the Movistar Yamaha rider ending up in 5th, just over four tenths behind Marc Marquez. But Lorenzo chose to focus on race pace, never bothering to push for a quick lap. Lorenzo used the second half of FP3 to do a long run of 14 laps, most of which were in the low 1'33s. Cal Crutchlow finished in 6th, just a few hundredths behind Lorenzo.

Behind Crutchlow, the two Espargaro brothers vied for position, Aleix taking 7th ahead of Pol in 8th. The Monster Tech 3 Yamaha rider had a rough final few moments, however, crashing out with a couple of minutes to go, when his rear tire let go and then bit in Turn 2. Valentino Rossi made it through relatively comfortably to Q2, using the medium tire to propel himself up the order, but then sliding down to 9th as the session wound down. Maverick Viñales rounded out the top 10, one of the first riders to put in a very quick lap and then holding on to finish 10th. 

The charge in the final few minutes proved costly for some of the factory riders. Andrea Dovizioso could not improve his time from Friday, and finished in 12th and forced to go through Q1, while Scott Redding could not find the extra couple of tenths which would have secured his slot in Q2, ending the session in 13th.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'32.392    
2 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'32.421 0.029 0.029
3 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'32.718 0.326 0.297
4 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'32.759 0.367 0.041
5 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'32.819 0.427 0.060
6 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'32.851 0.459 0.032
7 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'32.914 0.522 0.063
8 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'32.945 0.553 0.031
9 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'32.981 0.589 0.036
10 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki 1'32.998 0.606 0.017
To Q1:
11 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'33.290 0.898 0.292
12 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'33.293 0.901 0.003
13 45 Scott Redding Honda 1'33.300 0.908 0.007
14 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'33.503 1.111 0.203
15 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'33.570 1.178 0.067
16 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'34.021 1.629 0.451
17 50 Eugene Laverty Honda 1'34.036 1.644 0.015
18 69 Nicky Hayden Honda 1'34.053 1.661 0.017
19 63 Mike Di Meglio Ducati 1'34.332 1.940 0.279
20 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'34.348 1.956 0.016
21 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia 1'34.608 2.216 0.260
22 15 Alex De Angelis ART 1'35.188 2.796 0.580
23 24 Toni Elias Honda 1'36.412 4.020 1.224

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
10
2015

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