SPEEDWAY – No one should have been surprised at this result-even the most casual of fans of Moto GP.
Marc Marquez won the pole for the Moto GP Red Bull Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday as many expected him to do and appears to be set to accomplish what he has the previous nine races this season-a victory.
Marquez came in with the best time of the qualifying sessions, getting around the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1 minute and 31.619 seconds. It helped him edge out Andrea Dovizioso (1 minute, 31.844 seconds) and 2009 Indianapolis GP champion Jorge Lorenzo (1 minute, 31.869 seconds).
Not only does this give Marquez a shot at an unpresidented tenth consecutive win this season in Moto GP, but it could make him the first back-to-back winner of the Indianapolis GP since it began in 2008.
The winner of that first race, Valentino Rossi, will start in the middle of row two after qualifying fifth on Saturday. Two-time Indianapolis GP champion Danny Pedrosa will start eighth in the middle of row three.
Colin Edwards, the only American in the Moto GP race, will start in the fifth row after qualifying 15th.