Marc Marquez completes domination of Austin MotoGP free practice

Marc Marquez completed a clean sweep of all three Austin MotoGP practice sessions with another blistering performance on Saturday morning

Marc Marquez completes domination of Austin MotoGP free practice

The current world champion produced a lap of 2m03.046s, just 0.025 seconds shy of his own track record, in the final moments while running on the harder rear tyre, while those pursuing him posted their quickest times on the softer option.

Stefan Bradl moved up the order on his final run and finished ahead of Dani Pedrosa, who had Andrea Dovizioso in close company, the Ducati rider only 0.005s adrift in fourth.

Bradley Smith rounded off the top five and initially bumped his Tech 3 team-mate Pol Espagaro out of the top 10 positions for automatic promotion to Q2.

But the 2013 Moto2 champion was able to find gains and sneaked into the final qualifying session before the chequered flag.

For the first time this weekend, Jorge Lorenzo beat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi as the pair claimed seventh and 10th respectively.

Follow all the action from Austin MotoGP race day as it happens on AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live from 4pm UK time on Sunday April 13

                                                                
Pos Rider              Bike                 Time       Gap     Laps 
 1. Marc Marquez       Honda                2m03.046s           16      
 2. Stefan Bradl       LCR Honda            2m03.791s  +0.745s  17      
 3. Dani Pedrosa       Honda                2m03.934s  +0.888s  15      
 4. Andrea Dovizioso   Ducati               2m03.939s  +0.893s  14      
 5. Bradley Smith      Tech 3 Yamaha        2m03.963s  +0.917s  16      
 6. Andrea Iannone     Pramac Ducati        2m04.104s  +1.058s  16      
 7. Jorge Lorenzo      Yamaha               2m04.175s  +1.129s  15      
 8. Cal Crutchlow      Ducati               2m04.217s  +1.171s  15      
 9. Pol Espargaro      Tech 3 Yamaha        2m04.280s  +1.234s  14      
10. Valentino Rossi    Yamaha               2m04.311s  +1.265s  16      
11. Alvaro Bautista    Gresini Honda        2m04.710s  +1.664s  15      
12. Aleix Espargaro    Forward Yamaha       2m04.718s  +1.672s  12      
13. Yonny Hernandez    Pramac Ducati        2m05.387s  +2.341s  15      
14. Hiroshi Aoyama     Aspar Honda          2m05.401s  +2.355s  16      
15. Scott Redding      Gresini Honda        2m05.778s  +2.732s  16      
16. Nicky Hayden       Aspar Honda          2m06.228s  +3.182s  13      
17. Karel Abraham      Cardion Honda        2m06.888s  +3.842s  14      
18. Hector Barbera     Avintia FTR-Kawasaki 2m07.158s  +4.112s  16      
19. Colin Edwards      Forward Yamaha       2m07.418s  +4.372s  14      
20. Danilo Petrucci    Ioda Aprilia         2m07.593s  +4.547s  17      
21. Broc Parkes        PBM Aprilia          2m07.842s  +4.796s  11      
22. Michael Laverty    PBM Aprilia          2m08.089s  +5.043s  14      
23. Mike di Meglio     Avintia FTR-Kawasaki 2m08.122s  +5.076s  12      
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