Date : 17/08/2013
Weather : Sunny
Air : 27°C
Track : 45°C
Humidity : 44%
After leading every session of the weekend so far, Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez has taken his 4th pole position of the season for tomorrow's Red Bull Indianapolis GP. His sensational lap of 1'37.958 is almost a second faster than the previous record set by teammate Dani Pedrosa last year (1'38.813). Marc will be hoping to repeat his 2011 Moto2 performance where he emerged victorious after starting from Pole Position here at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
For teammate Dani, it was also a great qualifying session. Still feeling the effects from his recent injury, Dani was able to put in a great lap of 1'38.485 which secured him a front row start in 3rd position. Dani will be aiming for his 3rd win at this track in the MotoGP class.
MARC MARQUEZ – 1st - 1'37.958
“I'm happy with how things went in the qualifying session. Obviously taking pole is important, but it's tomorrow that really counts. Besides that, the conditions change a lot, tyre durability suffers and it will be tough as the race progresses. We knew the qualifying session was all about the single flying lap, the tyres had a lot of grip then and I took advantage of it. I set a very good time and I think for tomorrow we are ready to fight for victory. As always, we will give one hundred percent”
DANI PEDROSA – 3rd - 1'38.485
“Today went well, we were able to improve our times, so I'm happy! Starting from the first row is good for us and the feeling with the bike is more positive, but we still have to choose the rear tyre. The important thing for tomorrow is to start well and have a good race”