Marquez back on top of the timesheets during warm-up for the Austin MotoGP.

Vinales - who has inherited pole position after Marquez's grid penalty - is a close second, with title leader Crutchlow back on form in third.

Syahrin was taken to the Medical Centre for checks after a big highside on his outlap. Update from Monster Yamaha Tech3: 'Rider ok'.

Pedrosa is returning from a wrist fracture sustained last time in Argentina.

Riders have reported major problems with the bumpy surface, especially on the back straight and turn 18, despite efforts to grind down the bumps from turns 1-9 and 16-19.

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  1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 2m 4.988s [Lap 7/9] 336km/h (Top Speed)
  2. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 2m 5.604s +0.616s [Lap 9/10] 341k
  3. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 2m 5.697s +0.709s [Lap 7/9] 339k
  4. Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 2m 5.817s +0.829s [Lap 9/9] 334k
  5. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 2m 5.980s +0.992s [Lap 7/9] 341k
  6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP18) 2m 6.052s +1.064s [Lap 8/10] 343k
  7. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 2m 6.266s +1.278s [Lap 7/9] 342k
  8. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP17) 2m 6.489s +1.501s [Lap 10/10] 340k
  9. Danilo Petrucci ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18) 2m 6.616s +1.628s [Lap 8/9] 339k
  10. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (GP18) 2m 6.753s +1.765s [Lap 4/8] 339k
  11. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 2m 6.767s +1.779s [Lap 5/9] 337k
  12. Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (GP17) 2m 6.824s +1.836s [Lap 4/10] 335k
  13. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 2m 6.826s +1.838s [Lap 9/9] 334k
  14. Scott Redding GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 2m 7.216s +2.228s [Lap 4/9] 336k
  15. Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)* 2m 7.313s +2.325s [Lap 8/8] 331k
  16. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 7.360s +2.372s [Lap 9/9] 334k
  17. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 2m 7.461s +2.473s [Lap 9/9] 340k
  18. Xavier Simeon ESP Reale Avintia (GP16)* 2m 7.730s +2.742s [Lap 8/8] 337k
  19. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 2m 7.778s +2.790s [Lap 7/8] 334k
  20. Alvaro Bautista ESP Angel Nieto Team (GP17) 2m 7.860s +2.872s [Lap 7/10] 334k
  21. Franco Morbidelli ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 2m 7.932s +2.944s [Lap 5/9] 330k
  22. Thomas Luthi SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 2m 8.013s +3.025s [Lap 9/9] 322k
  23. Karel Abraham CZE Angel Nieto Team (GP16) 2m 11.413s +6.425s [Lap 4/5] 318k
  24. Hafizh Syahrin MAL Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 

* Rookie

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

Pole position time:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 2m 3.658s

 

By Peter McLaren

 

 

 

 

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