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:

Pos. Rider Team Bike KM/H Time Diff.
1 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team Honda 341.6 2’03.021
2 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team Honda 339.1 2’03.275 0.254
3 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 335.0 2’04.100 1.079
4 Cal CRUTCHLOW Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 332.4 2’04.267 1.246
5 Stefan BRADL LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 336.8 2’04.445 1.424
6 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team Ducati 336.5 2’04.873 1.852
7 Alvaro BAUTISTA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 335.7 2’04.942 1.921
8 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 335.2 2’05.380 2.359
9 Aleix ESPARGARO* Power Electronics Aspar ART 320.1 2’05.389 2.368
10 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati Team Ducati 336.5 2’05.568 2.547
11 Bradley SMITH* Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 334.1 2’06.740 3.719
12 Ben SPIES Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati 333.8 2’07.044 4.023
3 Andrea IANNONE* Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 335.0 2’06.872 0.760
4 Randy DE PUNIET Power Electronics Aspar ART 315.3 2’07.129 1.017
5 Hector BARBERA Avintia Blusens FTR 316.9 2’07.717 1.605
6 Yonny HERNANDEZ* Paul Bird Motorsport ART 315.4 2’07.738 1.626
7 Michael LAVERTY* Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 310.2 2’08.259 2.147
8 Colin EDWARDS* NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 313.4 2’08.475 2.363
9 Claudio CORTI* NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 315.9 2’08.792 2.680
10 Danilo PETRUCCI* Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 315.0 2’08.825 2.713
11 Hiroshi AOYAMA* Avintia Blusens FTR 310.0 2’09.062 2.950
12 Bryan STARING* GO&FUN Honda Gresini FTR Honda 311.6 2’10.098 3.986
13 Lukas PESEK* Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 313.8 2’10.507 4.395
14 Blake YOUNG* Attack Performance Racing APR 307.2 2’10.606 4.494
15 Karel ABRAHAM* Cardion AB Motoracing ART 310.5 2’23.317 17.205

*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.