Marquez takes pole in Indianapolis

Author: Oli Rushby Pics: Tony Goldsmith Posted: 08 Aug 2015

Marc Marquez will start on pole position

Marc Marquez will start tomorrow’s Indianapolis Grand Prix from pole position after a dominant performance in qualifying.

The result plays right into the Spaniard’s hands with championship leader Valentino Rossi languishing down on the third row of the grid. 

Lining up next to Marquez will be Repsol Honda team mate Dani Pedrosa with Jorge Lorenzo, who was eighth until the closing stages, in third.

Lorenzo could be the one to challenge Marquez

Cal Crutchlow was knocked off the front row by Lorenzo’s last minute charge, ahead of Danilo Petrucci who impressed on the Pramac Ducati by setting the fifth fastest time after enjoying a tow from the factory Ducati of Andrea Dovizioso.

Bradley Smith completes the second row ahead of Andrea Iannone, Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales.

“Tomorrow will be a tough race but I feel ready to fight for the victory,” said Marquez after the session. “It will be difficult as tyre degradation is difficult here. At the moment Jorge has strong pace, Dani too but I think Jorge is stronger.”

MotoGP Indianapolis – Qualifying Results 

  1. Marc Marquez – Repsol Honda – 1’31.884
  2. Dani Pedrosa – Repsol Honda – 1’32.055
  3. Jorge Lorenzo – Movistar Yamaha – 1’32.186
  4. Cal Crutchlow – CWM LCR Honda – 1’32.208
  5. Danilo Petrucci – Pramac Ducati – 1’32.243
  6. Bradley Smith – Monster Tech 3 Yamaha – 1’32.269
  7. Andrea Iannone – Ducati Team – 1’32..468
  8. Valentino Rossi – Movistar Yamaha – 1’32.511
  9. Maverick Vinales – Team Ecstar Suzuki – 1’32.571Andrea Dovizioso – Ducati Team – 1’32.636 

 

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