Pecco Bagnaia will start from the first starting line at the GP of the Americas this Sunday. Marc Márquez, who has won six times on the American track, will start from third position to try to repeat victory on one of his favorite circuits. It will be the first time that Cervera’s has not started from pole in Austin. World Cup leader Fabio Quartararo will start second.
???? A cowboy is on the loose! @PeccoBagnaia is UNTRATABLE ????????????
– DAZN Spain (@DAZN_ES) October 2, 2021
Bagnaia, which is going through a sweet moment, ended the hegemony of the oldest of the Márquez in Las Américas, where the Catalan had always achieved pole position since the circuit was part of the World Championship in 2013. The Italian, with discreet times in the rest of the batches, he barely left his rivals time to snatch the timer from him.
His time of 2: 02.781 prevailed over Fabio Quartararo’s (Yamaha) 2: 03.129, who will start second and also had options to fight that first position on the last lap of Q2. Third place this Sunday will go to Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda) who stopped the clock at 2: 03.209 and was unable to replicate Bagnaia’s good time as he ran out of time.
For his part, the also Spanish Jorge Martín (Ducati) opens the second row with the fourth position, while Takaaki Nakagami (Honda) and his partner Johann Zarco (Ducati) will start from the fifth and sixth positions respectively. The ‘top ten’ are completed by Alex Rins (Suzuki), Joan Mir (Suzuki), Luca Marini and Jack Miller.