Marc Marquez takes pole position at Circuit of the Americas, maintaining his perfect record in Austin.

Ducati test rider Michele Pirro is again replacing the injured Danilo Petrucci - Andrea Iannone has a three-place grid penalty from Argentina, while Jack Miller has withdrawn due to a foot injury in Friday practice...

Qualifying 2:1.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)2m 3.188s[Lap 3/7]336km/h (Top Speed)2.Jorge LorenzoESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)2m 3.257s +0.069s[5/7]334km/h3.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)2m 3.644s +0.456s[6/7]339km/h4.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)2m 3.913s +0.725s[6/7]342km/h5.Maverick Vi?alesESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)2m 4.247s +1.059s[7/7]336km/h6.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)2m 4.265s +1.077s[6/7]334km/h7.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)2m 4.339s +1.151s[6/6]343km/h8.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)2m 4.379s +1.191s[7/7]338km/h9.Aleix EspargaroESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)2m 4.408s +1.220s[5/5]332km/h10.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)2m 4.485s +1.297s[7/7]338km/h11.Bradley SmithGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)2m 4.988s +1.800s[5/7]338km/h12.Loris BazFRAAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)2m 5.159s +1.971s[6/7]334km/h

Qualifying 1:13.Pol EspargaroESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)2m 04.867s335km/h14.Hector BarberaESPAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)2m 04.944s338km/h15.Eugene LavertyIRLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)2m 05.425s337km/h16.Stefan BradlGERFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)2m 05.625s328km/h17.Michele PirroITAOcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)2m 05.702s338km/h18.Yonny HernandezCOLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)2m 06.029s333km/h19.Alvaro BautistaESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)2m 06.049s334km/h20.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*2m 06.562s332km/h

Blue Name = No Concessions.
7 engine changes for the season. Engines must be identical throughout season within same team (development freeze). 5 days of private testing.Black Name = Concessions.
9 engine changes. No engine development freeze. Unlimited private testing.* Rookie

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Fastest practice time:Marc Marquez SPA Honda 2m 3.741s (FP3)

Official COTA MotoGP records:Best lap: Marc Marquez SPA Honda 2m 3.575s (2014)Fastest race lap:Marc Marquez SPA Honda 2m 2.135 (2015)

By Peter McLaren



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