Marc Marquez will line up on pole for the Grand Prix of the Americas
Last Updated: 21/04/13 8:09pm
Marc Marquez: Takes pole in Austin
Marc Marquez will line up on pole for the Grand Prix of the Americas on Sunday after he posted the quickest ever lap time at the Austin venue.
The 20-year-old Honda roder posted a time of two minutes 3.021 seconds to edge out team-mate Dani Pedrosa by two and a half tenths of a second.
Britian's Cal Crutchlow will line up in third and Marquez, despite his dominance on the track, insisted he did not take pole for granted.
"The pace was quite good, but you never know what will happen," he said. "Before the qualifying practice I knew I could fight for pole, but these guys push so hard over one lap.
"Even so, I got my first pole, so I'm happy, but the most important thing is Sunday."
The Circuit of the Americas is one of three venues in the United States on the 2013 MotoGP calendar, joining California's Laguna Seca and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.