MotoGP: Qualifying Results from Austin

04/20/2013 @ 1:17 pm, by Jensen Beeler9 COMMENTS


MotoGP Qualifying Results from the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, TX:

1Marc MARQUEZRepsol Honda TeamHonda341.62’03.021
2Dani PEDROSARepsol Honda TeamHonda339.12’03.2750.254
3Jorge LORENZOYamaha Factory RacingYamaha335.02’04.1001.079
4Cal CRUTCHLOWMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha332.42’04.2671.246
5Stefan BRADLLCR Honda MotoGPHonda336.82’04.4451.424
6Andrea DOVIZIOSODucati TeamDucati336.52’04.8731.852
7Alvaro BAUTISTAGO&FUN Honda GresiniHonda335.72’04.9421.921
8Valentino ROSSIYamaha Factory RacingYamaha335.22’05.3802.359
9Aleix ESPARGARO*Power Electronics AsparART320.12’05.3892.368
10Nicky HAYDENDucati TeamDucati336.52’05.5682.547
11Bradley SMITH*Monster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha334.12’06.7403.719
12Ben SPIESIgnite Pramac RacingDucati333.82’07.0444.023
3Andrea IANNONE*Energy T.I. Pramac RacingDucati335.02’06.8720.760
4Randy DE PUNIETPower Electronics AsparART315.32’07.1291.017
5Hector BARBERAAvintia BlusensFTR316.92’07.7171.605
6Yonny HERNANDEZ*Paul Bird MotorsportART315.42’07.7381.626
7Michael LAVERTY*Paul Bird MotorsportPBM310.22’08.2592.147
8Colin EDWARDS*NGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR Kawasaki313.42’08.4752.363
9Claudio CORTI*NGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR Kawasaki315.92’08.7922.680
10Danilo PETRUCCI*Came IodaRacing ProjectIoda-Suter315.02’08.8252.713
11Hiroshi AOYAMA*Avintia BlusensFTR310.02’09.0622.950
12Bryan STARING*GO&FUN Honda GresiniFTR Honda311.62’10.0983.986
13Lukas PESEK*Came IodaRacing ProjectIoda-Suter313.82’10.5074.395
14Blake YOUNG*Attack Performance RacingAPR307.22’10.6064.494
15Karel ABRAHAM*Cardion AB MotoracingART310.52’23.31717.205

*Participated in QP1

Source: MotoGP; Photo: © 2013 Scott Jones / Scott Jones Photography – All Rights Reserved

  • L2C

    That shit was crazy! I’m in the process of filing a lawsuit against Márquez to cover the expenses of picking my jaw up from off of the floor, since he’s the one responsible for it being down there in the first place.

    That was the most ridiculous practice and qualifying sessions I have ever seen. Just absolutely unreal. Every time Pedrosa closed the gap, or even took the lead spot, at one point, Márquez would slash another second or half a second from his fastest time and reclaim the top position. Nobody. No. Bah. Dee. Could keep up with him. Nuts!

    That’s gonna be some race tomorrow. Just hope my man Dani can pull through and finish in the top two on the podium. I’d hate for him to be demoralized. And especially since it’s so early in the season. I have faith. He can do it, but it’s going to be awfully hard to do it tomorrow at that circuit.

    At least no one knows how a race is going to play out there. Hopefully it doesn’t get too messy.

  • Westward

    Dragging Elbow ! That’s an insane pic. Dani Pedrosa’s heart is going to burst if Marquez takes victory. Assuming they finish one two with Lorenzo third, ties Marquez for the lead… Unless Cal manages to upset the Yamaha order of the universe, and drops Jorge to fourth, than Marc would lead overall.

    Then we would here the Spanish media trumpet the call about the first rookie champion since Roberts I think….

  • TheSeaward

    Someone give Espargaro a real bike. That man is killing it.

  • Joe

    Marquez is a beast!
    Amazing talent!
    If he can be consistent we may be looking at the next Rossi!
    Of course, the Honda may be the best bike on the grid as well.

  • pooch

    …and how does VR46 feel, edging out a CRT rider by 9 thousandths of a second, Rossi having extensively tested at COTA where Aleix has not – have said it before on this forum and I’ll say it again, Aleix needs a factory ride!

    And Marquez is a Beast – no question. I’d love to see him take his maiden victory at COTA. Methinks that will be a popular win there, seeing as you U.S guys, like us Aussies, have no-one in contention this year (sniffs)

  • L2C

    Apparently Rossi’s bike is suffering from brake issues. Not sure what that means. Is he being forced to brake earlier than he would like? That would definitely increase his lap times.

  • SBPilot

    Yea MM is killing it. He may even win the title this year, his talent is beyond everyone else, full stop.

    And yes, Espargaro is just incredible. Everyone last year criticizing CRTs and now look at how well they are doing just after one year. Especially ESP he is really class act on that bike. I am very curious what Aspar will do, lease a Honda or build a frame with an M1 engine or will Aprilia create an engine as powerful as the prototypes. Problem for ESP is he will have to relearn a new bike and redevelop the entire thing again if they go either Honda or M1 engine route and then be disadvantaged again having no data from a previous year to build on .

  • Gutterslob

    Yup, Marquez killed em all in that qualifying session. Like they say in America, Mad Skillz!!

    That number 74 on MM’s front fender; that his own tribute to Daijiro Kato, or is it a HRC thing?

  • Gutterslob

    ^ Never mind. Found the answer.

    It’s the 10th anniversary of Kato’s death.

    A Gresinni thing, but I suppose every rider would want to put a 74 sticker this weekend.