Marc Marquez defends his perfect pole record at COTA by snatching the top spot back from Maverick Vinales on his final lap.

Valentino Rossi is third but with a significant gap to the top two. Vinales was visibly unhappy after tangling with Rossi earlier in the session.

Dani Pedrosa, Johann Zarco and a jubilant Jorge Lorenzo will form row two.

Alex Rins has been ruled out of the remainder of the weekend after fracturing his wrist in morning practice..

Qualifying 2:1.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)2m 2.741s[Lap 7/7]333km/h (Top Speed)2.Maverick Vi?alesESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)2m 2.871s +0.130s[7/7]336km/h3.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)2m 3.673s +0.932s[7/7]336km/h4.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)2m 3.866s +1.125s[7/7]344km/h5.Johann ZarcoFRAMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*2m 3.928s +1.187s[6/6]335km/h6.Jorge LorenzoESPDucati Team (Desmosedici GP17)2m 4.151s +1.410s[5/6]342km/h7.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP17)2m 4.431s +1.690s[3/7]340km/h8.Jonas FolgerGERMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*2m 4.623s +1.882s[3/7]335km/h9.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)2m 4.661s +1.920s[3/5]333km/h10.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16)2m 4.673s +1.932s[6/7]339km/h11.Andrea IannoneITATeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)2m 5.741s +3.000s[5/6]334km/h12.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)2m 5.970s +3.229s[4/5]337km/h

Qualifying 1:13.Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17)2m 05.221s341km/h14.Loris BazFRAReale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15)2m 05.231s332km/h15.Hector BarberaESPReale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16)2m 05.541s339km/h16.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)2m 05.920s335km/h17.Karel AbrahamCZEPull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP15)2m 05.931s339km/h18.Bradley SmithGBRRed Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)2m 06.258s328km/h19.Alvaro BautistaESPPull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP16)2m 06.295s338km/h20.Sam LowesGBRFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*2m 07.232s325km/h21.Pol EspargaroESPRed Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)2m 07.601s329km/h22.Aleix EspargaroESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)No Time

Blue Name = Rides for Factory Team.Red Name = Rides for Satellite Team.
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Fastest practice time:Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 2m 3.979s (FP3)

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

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