Marc Marquez scored the 60th pole position of his career, his 32nd in the premier class and his fourth in a row at the Austin GP.
Marquez had started the day from where he left off yesterday, emerging first in both FP3 and FP4. Those sessions were held in slightly different conditions, perfectly dry in the morning, and less than ideal in the afternoon due to an earlier brief rain.
No matter the conditions, the Spaniard set the pace, working with an eye toward the race. In FP3 and FP4 his RC213V was always fitted with the medium-spec rear tyre, as he only switched to the soft option for the qualifying session.
‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm really happy with this pole position. It looks like I feel good here in America," Marquez said.
"Maybe I didn‰Ûªt do the perfect lap in qualifying and both Yamahas are closer but we‰Ûªll try to manage as best as possible tomorrow. I'm happy with how the weekend is going in general, I feel a little better with the bike every time I go out on track and our pace for the race seems competitive. The tyres are working quite well, but of course, as always here at Austin, making the right choice for the front will be crucial. It will be a tough race, both physically and in terms of lap times, because even though it doesn't seem like it, everything is pretty tight, but I feel comfortable and I think I have the chance to fight for the victory.‰Û