Marquez scores latest MotoGP pole at Indianapolis

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From the “not surprised face” department, Marc Marquez has the pole position for Sunday’s Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix, the latest American round for MotoGP.

It’s his third straight pole position at Indianapolis, with a best time of 1:31.884 on the 16-turn, 2.591-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. It was his fifth pole of the season and 27th in 46 career MotoGP races.

Marquez leads a Repsol Honda 1-2 ahead of teammate Dani Pedrosa, with Jorge Lorenzo third.

Past MotoGP World Champion, American Nicky Hayden, will roll off from 20th in the 23-bike field.


MotoGP points leader Fabio Quartararo scores third win of season

MotoGP Fabio Quartararo
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Fabio Quartararo won the Catalan Grand Prix, recapturing the MotoGP points lead and his championship momentum Sunday with his third victory of the season.

Quartararo, who opened the season with his first two career victories in the premier series, took his first checkered flag in two months by winning at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya aboard his Petronas Yamaha SRT.

The French rider opened an eight-point lead (108-100) over Joan Mir, who finished second Sunday. Alex Rins was third.

After winning the previous race, Maverick Vinales slipped to 18 points behind Quartararo after a ninth-place finish.

Andrea Dovizioso was the points leader entering the race but crashed his Ducati in the second turn and placed last. Dovizioso fell three spots to fourth in the championship rankings, 24 points behind Fabio Quartararo in MotoGP.