AmericasGP: Marc Marquez takes his 7th pole position in COTA

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez will line up on pole position at the Circuit Of The Americas for the 7th time in a row whilst his championship rival Andrea Dovizioso lines up in 13th position.

Marc Marquez continues his dominant streak in America after setting pole position by +0.278s over Valentino Rossi and Cal Crutchlow.

Marquez followed his teammate on to the track, who made his way into Q2 with Danilo Petrucci, at the start of Q1, catching and passing Lorenzo into the turn 12 who then appeared to lose the chain, much like Marquez in Argentina 2 weeks ago, forcing the 5x World Champion to park up and run back down pitlane.

Valentino Rossi lines up in 2nd place onboard the Monster Energy Yamaha and puts himself in the perfect position to challenge and try to stop the unstoppable.

Cal Crutchlow looks to get redemption after the controversial jump start in Argentina, and lines up on the front row with good race pace onboard his LCR Honda.

The second row is headed by Jack Miller with Pol Espargaro putting the Red Bull KTM in the middle of the second row, whilst Maverick Vinales rounded out row 2 in 6th, +0.702s behind the top time of Marc Marquez.

Alex Rins will start the AmericanGP from 7th ahead of Danilo Petrucci. The fourth row is headed by rookie Fabio Quartararo who lines up directly ahead of his teammate Franco Morbidelli and Jorge Lorenzo.

A troublesome qualifying for Francesco Bagnaia saw the Italian round out the timesheets after 2 crashes for the reigning World Champion.

Andrea Dovizioso has a huge damage limitation job on his hand for tomorrow’s race starting 13th ahead of Mir and Nakagami. The Japanese rider lines up ahead of the two Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro and Andrea Iannone whilst Miguel Oliviera out qualified Johann Zarco.

Rounding out the grid for tomorrow’s race is the two Avintia’s of Abraham and Rabat with Malaysian Hafizh Syahrin slotted in between.

Can Marc Marquez convert yet another pole to yet another win in the USA or can Rossi, Crutchlow put in early damage or can Dovizioso pull of a masterclass from 13th on the grid? Find out tomorrow at NowMoto.

Featured Image Credit: MotoGP.com

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