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#IndyGP: MotoGP™ race guide

#IndyGP: MotoGP™ race guide

All of the vitals stats and information any fan needs to know ahead of the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix.

The 27-lap race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is due to start at 14:00 local time:

  • Marc Marquez has qualified on pole for the fifth time in 2015. He has won on all previous six appearances in the MotoGP™ class on American soil. Marquez is aiming to take back-to-back wins for the first time this year.

  • In second place on the grid is twice times Indianapolis winner Dani Pedrosa, equalling his previous best qualifying results of 2015 which he had at Qatar and Germany.

  • Jorge Lorenzo is on the front row of the grid for the seventh time this year. Lorenzo has finished on the podium and been the first Yamaha rider across the line at Indianapolis for the last three years and was the last non-Honda rider to win the MotoGP™ race in Indianapolis, in 2009.

  • Cal Crutchlow heads the second row of the grid, which equals his best qualifying this year. Crutchlow will be aiming to get on the podium for the first time in the USA in his MotoGP career.

  • Danilo Petrucci starts from fifth place on the grid – his best ever MotoGP™ qualifying result. This is the first time that he is the highest placed Ducati rider in qualifying.

  • Bradley Smith is in sixth place on the grid, equalling his best qualifying of the year which he had at Le Mans.

  • Andrea Iannone, who celebrates his 26th birthday on race day in Indianapolis, heads the third row of the grid.

  • Championship leader Valentino Rossi, who starts from eighth place on the grid, will be aiming to win in America for the first time since he won the first ever MotoGP™ race at Indianapolis is 2008.

  • Maverick Viñales takes the final place on the third row and is the highest placed Suzuki rider on the grid for the first time.

  • Andrea Dovizioso will be making a record 231st successive grand prix start, from the head of the fourth row of the grid.

  • Pol Espargaro, who has qualified in 11th place on the grid, took his very first win in grand prix racing in the 125cc class at Indianapolis in 2009.

  • Aleix Espargaro starts from 12th place on the grid – his worst qualifying result so far in 2015.



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