Marquez continues domination in Austin

Repsol Honda Austin QP Review
Saturday, 12 April 2014

Last year’s race winner and pole setter, Marc Marquez, continued his domination of the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas on Saturday, claiming his second pole position at the track.

After topping every practice session Marquez sealed pole position with a 2’02.773, breaking his own record from last year. This is the young Spaniard’s 11th MotoGP pole position in just his 20th race.

The World Champion had several big moments in FP4 but was unaffected by those scares come Q2. Marquez beat out Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa by 0.289s to secure the team a 1-2 on the grid.

Marquez commented, “I’m very happy with the pole position. All weekend it has been going so well, but Sunday is the most important. We will have to push very hard the whole race,” said Marquez.

He added “It will be an important start to the race when the tyres are new, we can make a difference there before they start to slide. I’m happy with the base we have and we’ll try to fight for the victory. I’m sure we’ll be fighting with Pedrosa, he is our strongest rival.”

For his part Pedrosa commented “We made an improvement with the setting today and I am happy with how I’m riding. I’m looking forward to improving a little more. We’re focused on getting a good start and having a good race. I came second last year so I will look to take one step further tomorrow!”

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