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2013 Austin MotoGP at Circuit of the Americas

The man who led the third free practice – the practice session that pole-man Marc Marquez didn’t lead – was quickest during the warm up for the Red Bull of the Americas at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

The Spaniard posted a 2:04.341, which was over a second slower than Marquez’s pole time. The Repsol Honda RC213V rider led ahead of Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Cal Crutchlow and the reigning MotoGP Champion, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo.

As for Marquez, the youngest pole sitter in MotoGP, was fourth quickest.

In the closing stages, 20-year-old Marquez avoided a collision with GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Bryan Staring. Yesterday, the Australian had been involved in a clash with Karel Abraham which has left the Cardion AB Motoracing rider with a fractured right collarbone; he had been declared unfit to start this afternoon’s 21-lap encounter.

Stefan Bradl completes the top five for LCR Honda MotoGP, while sixth-placed Valentino Rossi was three tenths of a second quicker than he had been for Yamaha yesterday. Ducati Team duo Andrea Dovizioso and leading American rider Nicky Hayden were next up, with the top ten being closed off by Andrea Iannone (Energy T.I. Pramac Racing) and leasing CRT runner Aleix Espargaro) Power Electronics Aspar).

The Red Bull of Americas will begin at 2 p.m. CDT today.

Photos by Ara Ashjian

2013 Austin MotoGP Warm-Up Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 340.1 2’04.341
2 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 337.2 2’04.358 0.017 / 0.017
3 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 337.8 2’04.486 0.145 / 0.128
4 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 340.5 2’04.604 0.263 / 0.118
5 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 337.7 2’04.814 0.473 / 0.210
6 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 335.1 2’05.071 0.730 / 0.257
7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 339.3 2’05.191 0.850 / 0.120
8 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 339.7 2’05.953 1.612 / 0.762
9 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 340.3 2’06.074 1.733 / 0.121
10 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 319.9 2’06.242 1.901 / 0.168
11 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 336.5 2’06.326 1.985 / 0.084
12 11 Ben SPIES USA Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati 336.0 2’06.487 2.146 / 0.161
13 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 338.3 2’06.773 2.432 / 0.286
14 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Paul Bird Motorsport ART 316.3 2’07.228 2.887 / 0.455
15 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 316.2 2’07.252 2.911 / 0.024
16 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Blusens FTR 319.3 2’08.166 3.825 / 0.914
17 71 Claudio CORTI ITA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 315.6 2’08.348 4.007 / 0.182
18 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Avintia Blusens FTR 317.2 2’08.453 4.112 / 0.105
19 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 317.5 2’08.890 4.549 / 0.437
20 70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 315.0 2’09.205 4.864 / 0.315
21 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 313.7 2’09.809 5.468 / 0.604
22 67 Bryan STARING AUS GO&FUN Honda Gresini FTR Honda 314.6 2’09.811 5.470 / 0.002
23 52 Lukas PESEK CZE Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 316.3 2’10.886 6.545 / 1.075
24 79 Blake YOUNG USA Attack Performance Racing APR 309.5 2’13.310 8.969 / 2.424

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