Posted: Apr 12, 2014 2:31 PM
Updated: Apr 12, 2014 2:31 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Marc Marquez took pole position Saturday for the Grand Prix of the Americas after a series of dominating laps at the site of his first career MotoGP victory.
Marquez grabbed his first win at the Circuit of the Americas last season on his way to winning the world championship in his rookie campaign at the premiere level of racing.
The Spaniard picked up right where he left off, his Honda easily outpacing the field in practice and qualifying for Sunday's race as he posted the fastest laps each time out.
Marquez turned in his fastest time Saturday on his final lap of seven at 2 minutes, 2.773 seconds. Teammate and countryman Dani Pedrosa was second at .289 seconds behind.