Marquez storms to Austin pole

Updated: April 13, 2014


Moto GP World Champion Marc Marquez stormed to a second consecutive pole of the season after smashing the lap record and the rest of the field at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin.

Marquez headed into qualifying after completing a clean sweep of the practice sessions and continued to dominate as the Spaniard took the 11th pole of his career in only his second season.

Marquez, winner in the innaugrial race last season took pole 0.289 seconds ahead of Honda team mate Dani Pedrosa with Stefan Bradl coming home an impressive 3rd.

Yamaha duo, Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi finished 5th and 6th respectively.

Marquez is looking for an 8th win in only his 20th start.

1. Marc Marquez Honda 2m02.773s
2. Dani Pedrosa Honda 2m03.062s +0.289s
3. Stefan Bradl LCR Honda 2m03.196s +0.423s
4. Aleix Espargaro Forward Yamaha 2m03.240s +0.467s
5. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 2m03.243s +0.470s
6. Valentino Rossi Yamaha 2m03.244s +0.471s
7. Cal Crutchlow Ducati 2m03.780s +1.007s
8. Bradley Smith Tech 3 Yamaha 2m03.800s +1.027s
9. Andrea Iannone Pramac Ducati 2m03.842s +1.069s
10. Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 2m03.846s +1.073s