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Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) put in a stunning final lap in qualifying for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas to take provisional pole, before the rider from Roses was just pushed out of P1 by reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team).
With Sunday shaping up to be an incredible showdown between the two at the venue where the number 93 has won four in a row, Viñales is nevertheless confident – having worked hard on being prepared for the last laps of the race…
Viñales: "I thought I had pole!"
Maverick Viñales, P2: “When I saw the time I thought I was on pole because it was an incredible time compared to what we did in FP3 and FP4, but Marc did a really good lap and congratulations because it was an incredible lap. But I’m happy! Tomorrow we have to improve some things but I think we are quite ready. I hope I can battle and I can stay there at the end - we’ve been working really hard through the weekend on the last laps of the race. Today I got 100% from the Yamaha so we’ll take the positive points, and tomorrow we’ll try and work on the negative ones.”