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Austin MotoGP, Texas - Free practice (3)

20 April 2013

Marc Marquez fell hard on his out-lap but later returned.

The top ten riders after FP3 will be granted direct access to the second and final part of qualifying, later this afternoon.

All riders except Lukas Pesek and Mike Barnes set their best laps of the weekend this morning.

This weekend's event marks MotoGP's race debut at the Circuit of the Americas.

The Repsol Honda, LCR Honda and Factory Yamaha Teams took part in a private test at the circuit in March, when rookie Marc Marquez led all three days.

Two American wild-cards are joining the grid this weekend: Blake Young with Attack Performance and Mike Barnes for GP Tech Suzuki.

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Direct access to Q2:
1. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 2m 4.408s
2. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 2m 4.795s
3. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 2m 5.295s
4. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 2m 5.630s
5. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 2m 5.908s
6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP13) 2m 5.963s
7. Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 2m 6.173s
8. Alvaro Bautista ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V) 2m 6.300s
9. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team (GP13) 2m 6.622s
10. Ben Spies USA Ignite Pramac Racing (GP13) 2m 6.862s

Must participate in Q1:
11. Aleix Espargaro ESP Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 2m 7.149s
12. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 2m 7.714s
13. Andrea Iannone ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing (GP13) 2m 7.749s
14. Randy De Puniet FRA Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 2m 8.405s
15. Yonny Hernandez COL Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) 2m 8.514s
16. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (ART CRT) 2m 9.249s
17. Danilo Petrucci ITA Came IodaRacing Project (Suter-BMW CRT)* 2m 9.409s
18. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 9.504s
19. Claudio Corti ITA NGM Forward Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 2m 9.660s
20. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 2m 9.675s
21. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 2m 9.698s
22. Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM CRT)* 2m 10.109s
23. Bryan Staring AUS Go&Fun Honda Gresini (FTR-Honda CRT)* 2m 11.017s
24. Blake Young USA Attack Performance Racing (APR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 11.528s
25. Lukas Pesek CZE Came IodaRacing Project (Suter-BMW CRT)* 2m 13.510s
26. Mike Barnes USA GPTech (BCL-Suzuki CRT) 2m 16.283s
* Standard ECU.

Fastest Friday time:
Marc Marquez ESP Honda 2m 5.031 (FP2)

Fastest time during March MotoGP test:
Marc Marquez ESP Honda 2m 3.281s (Day 3)