MotoGP: Qualifying Results from Indianapolis

08/09/2014 @ 12:02 pm, by Jensen Beeler15 COMMENTS


MotoGP Qualifying Results from the Indianapolis GP at Indianapolis, USA:

Pos. Rider Team Bike KM/H Time Diff.
1 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team Honda 342.7 1’31.619
2 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team Ducati 345.2 1’31.844 0.225
3 Jorge LORENZO Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 337.4 1’31.869 0.250
4 Aleix ESPARGARO NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 336.3 1’32.113 0.494
5 Valentino ROSSI Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 340.7 1’32.160 0.541
6 Pol ESPARGARO Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 340.0 1’32.243 0.624
7 Andrea IANNONE Pramac Racing Ducati 340.2 1’32.254 0.635
8 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team Honda 342.1 1’32.331 0.712
9 Bradley SMITH Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 338.7 1’32.343 0.724
10 Stefan BRADL LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 346.6 1’32.514 0.895
11 Scott REDDING* GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 326.0 1’32.714 1.095
12 Cal CRUTCHLOW* Ducati Team Ducati 343.1 1’32.794 1.175
13 Yonny HERNANDEZ* Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 340.9 1’33.166 0.337
14 Alvaro BAUTISTA* GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 346.4 1’33.294 0.465
15 Colin EDWARDS* NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 331.9 1’33.625 0.796
16 Leon CAMIER* Drive M7 Aspar Honda 323.9 1’33.747 0.918
17 Danilo PETRUCCI* Octo IodaRacing Team ART 326.4 1’33.837 1.008
18 Hiroshi AOYAMA* Drive M7 Aspar Honda 327.4 1’33.948 1.119
19 Mike DI MEGLIO* Avintia Racing Avintia 325.3 1’34.244 1.415
20 Hector BARBERA* Avintia Racing Avintia 322.4 1’34.332 1.503
21 Karel ABRAHAM* Cardion AB Motoracing Honda 327.8 1’34.369 1.540
22 Broc PARKES* Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 324.5 1’34.764 1.935
23 Michael LAVERTY* Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 325.5 1’34.814 1.985

Source: MotoGP; Photo: © 2014 Tony Goldsmith / TGF Photos – All Rights Reserved

  • keiths04

    Way to go MM93 keep it up. This kids amazing.

  • God

    If you’re going to use asterisks, make sure you denote what they stand for.

  • L2C

    Oh well, the race is what’s most important. Pedrosa can make up the 7/10ths deficit on the first lap, if does what he knows how to do. He’s not liking the new layout and surface one bit — and it’s making me think that he’s going to finish something similar to Qatar. Hope that’s not the case.

    The thing about racers is that once they put up a mental block about something, it tends to stick in their minds for a lifetime. Amazing that many of them don’t simply concentrate on things that they do like about a particular circuit. Be into the challenge at least and state that, rather than a list of negatives.

    Whatever, let’s see what happens tomorrow. Go Fenny 5!

  • RL

    Forget Marquez, GO DOVI! Fastest top speed and 2nd overall. Btw, get outta here Crutchlow

  • L2C

    Asterisks denote QP1 qualifiers.

  • article dan

    Erm yea with a new engine which CC didn’t have

  • wolf

    Where’s Nicky?

  • TheSeaward

    Nicky had wrist surgery and will miss Indy and Brno. Camier is riding his bike until he’s back.

  • Jw

    Nicky was doing some commentating with Nik Harris, he did a great job. He is very likable and easy to understand, he brings a technical and friendly element to the fans that the others cannot. When he someday retires this would be a great move for him.

    I feel a way better energy from JL this weekend, better than all season, he just may have his full game on?

    Could the King be knocked off his throne tomorrow?

    It’s gonna happen someday..

  • HateUK

    Best qualifying I’ve ever seen. Hilarious to hear BT Sport commentators saying the guys in 11th and 16th were stars of the day.

  • TonyS

    Dovi’s 345.2 KM/H = 214.5 MPH for us yankees. Holy Sh*T!

  • H.L.

    I feel another good MM/JL battle coming tomorrow.

    What Redding did with that garbage bike was the highlight of the day for me. Love his attitude on a bike.

    Dovi, class act and an example of good vibes and karma coming back to bless you with success considering the Ducati situation.

    Smith just lost his ride for next season with that late Q2 crash.

    That LCR bike has always had so much potential. Last chance Crutchlow…

  • Hilarious to hear BT Sport commentators saying the guys in 11th and 16th were stars of the day.

    Funnily enough, I completely agree with BT Sport. Redding’s 11th place marks a significant step up in performance for the MotoGP rookie. Note well that he out-qualified a factory Ducati. Not bad for a rookie on a customer bike.

    As for 16th place, Leon Camier put in nothing short of an outstanding performance for his debut ride in the premier class on a track he’d never ridden on with a bike and tires he’d never ridden. All firsts and a fitting entry in his CV that well and truly states that he deserves a full-time factory ride in WSBK or a solid team in MotoGP. He’s done fabulous work in WSBK filling in for Sylvain Barrier (BMW Evo) and Claudio Corti (MV Agusta). HUGE respect for him from me. The guy’s a star. His weekend on the MV — his first weekend riding the bike — netted them their best results of the season. Seriously. A star.

  • Redding did a great job to make it to Q2, CC on the other hand talks a lot but doesn’t back up anything. Really don’t think he deserves the LCR ride. No excuses then cause the Honda’s a winner. If I was the head of Ducati I’d tell him to take the rest of the year off just waisting fuel, tires and a lot of carbon fiber @ this point..

  • L2C

    I think both Crutchlow and Bautista are on minimal support from their respective factories now. Maybe you could say that the plug has been pulled on both riders. Including today’s race, there’s still nine races left to go in the season but both Ducati and Gresini have to cut expenses where they can, especially if they think they are not getting their money’s worth.

    Feeling for Bautista, though. He’s had as rough of a season as any but he hasn’t shown any signs of giving up, including after that spectacular high-side yesterday. As far as I can tell, there aren’t any rumors linking Bautista with any teams for next year. Sad.

    Cructchlow’s situation is of his own making. Telling Ducati that he didn’t have faith in them, (using his opt-out clause after the zero hour/settlement), meant that they would return the favor. Dovi and Iannone both have newly revised engines, Cal does not.

    It’s all business these days. Big business. Virtually no signs of loyalty anywhere, except maybe at Forward Racing with regards to Colin Edwards. The four top riders should count their lucky stars each and every day. Twice a day, even.