Moto GP: World champion Marc Marquez takes pole position for Grand Prix of the Americas

Last Updated: 12/04/14 11:27pm

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Marc Marquez: Dominating the start of the new MotoGP season

Marc Marquez: Dominating the start of the new MotoGP season

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Marc Marquez made it two poles from two at the start of the MotoGP season after setting a new lap record at the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin.

The world champion, who won the opening race of 2014 in Qatar, topped the qualifying sheets with a time of 2 minutes 2.773 seconds.

The effort gave him a 0.289s advantage over Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa, with Stefan Bradl joining the two Spaniards on the front row after a fastest lap of 2:03.196.

Aleix Espargaro of Forward Yamaha will start from fourth on the grid, ahead of the factory Yahama bikes of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi.

British rider Cal Crutchlow will line his Ducati up on in seventh place after ending qualifying with a mechanical problem, while compatriot Bradley Smith is eighth on the grid on his Tech 3 Yamaha.

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