The new qualifying format will now begin, starting with Q1, where those outside of the top ten after third free practice will fight for the last two places in Q2.

Both qualifying sessions are just 15-minutes in length.

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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1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 2m 3.779s
2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 2m 4.183s
3. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 2m 4.680s
4. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 2m 4.825s
5. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 2m 4.996s
6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP13) 2m 5.558s
7. Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 2m 5.679s
8. Alvaro Bautista ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V) 2m 5.732s
9. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team (GP13) 2m 6.125s
10. Andrea Iannone ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing (GP13) 2m 6.280s
11. Aleix Espargaro ESP Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 2m 6.408s
12. Randy De Puniet FRA Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 2m 7.089s
13. Ben Spies USA Ignite Pramac Racing (GP13) 2m 7.304s
14. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 2m 7.410s
15. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 7.939s
16. Yonny Hernandez COL Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) 2m 7.942s
17. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 2m 8.383s
18. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (ART CRT) 2m 8.605s
19. Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM CRT)* 2m 8.818s
20. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 2m 8.934s
21. Claudio Corti ITA NGM Forward Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 2m 9.002s
22. Danilo Petrucci ITA Came IodaRacing Project (Suter-BMW CRT)* 2m 9.097s
23. Lukas Pesek CZE Came IodaRacing Project (Suter-BMW CRT)* 2m 10.018s
24. Bryan Staring AUS Go&Fun Honda Gresini (FTR-Honda CRT)* 2m 10.032s
25. Blake Young USA Attack Performance Racing (APR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 11.118s
26. Mike Barnes USA GPTech (BCL-Suzuki CRT) 2m 14.709s
* Standard ECU.

Fastest practice time: Dani Pedrosa ESP Honda 2m 4.408 (FP3)

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