MARQUEZ TAKES POLE FOR RED BULL MOTOGP OF THE AMERICAS
Marc Marquez continued his mastery of the new Circuit of The Americas™ track Saturday, April 20, as his No. 93 Repsol Honda edged out the No. 26 bike of his teammate Dani Pedrosa, to take the pole position for the April 21 Red Bull MotoGP of The Americas in Austin. In the process the 20-year-old Spaniard, who celebrated a birthday in February, became the youngest driver to earn a pole in the history of MotoGP™. He did so by posting a scorching time of 2:03.021 in qualifying, with an average speed of just over 100 mph. Pedrosa was only a half-second slower, at 2:03.275.
Sharing the front row with the two Hondas will be the reigning 2012 Moto GP champion Jorge Lorenzo, riding his No. 99 Yamaha Factory Team bike. Lorenzo, who posted a qualifying time of 2:014.100, was also the series champion in 2010. He has been running in the series since 2008 and has 24 wins on his resume.