Six-time MotoGP world champion Marquez swept high spot on each Friday observe periods at Circuit of the Americas, edging Ducati’s Jack Miller in every session, with the Spaniard’s benefit narrowed to simply zero.zero15s at the end of FP2 by the Australian.
After struggling within the damp situations within the morning session, MotoGP factors chief Fabio Quartararo fought again to take third place in FP2 on the manufacturing facility Yamaha, with Marquez’s Honda team-mate Pol Espargaro slotting into fourth place.
Takaaki Nakagami, who crashed late on in FP1, bounced again to take fifth place in afternoon observe for LCR Honda as back-to-back race winner Francesco Bagnaia slotted into sixth place for the manufacturing facility Ducati squad.
Pramac Ducati’s Jorge Martin pipped team-mate Johann Zarco to seventh, as Suzuki’s Alex Rins and Avintia Ducati’s Enea Bastianini rounded out the highest 10 and the provisional Q2 spots.
Maverick Vinales will miss the COTA race for Aprilia after withdrawing following the death of his 15-year-old cousin Dean Berta Vinales in a World Supersport 300 crash at Jerez final week.
What time does qualifying begin for the Americas MotoGP?
Qualifying for the Americas MotoGP is ready to begin at eight:10pm BST (2:10pm native time), utilizing the common Q1 and Q2 periods format. Qualifying takes place straight after the 30-minute FP4 session which is ready to begin at 7:30pm BST (1:30pm native time).
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The quickest 10 MotoGP riders on the FP1-2-Three mixed timesheet robotically head into Q2, with the remainder of the riders getting into Q1 of qualifying. The 2 riders who’re quickest within the 15-minute Q1 session will progress into Q2 to compete with the highest 10 from observe. Q2, which additionally lasts 15 minutes, decides who will get pole place and the qualifying order for the entrance 4 rows of the grid.
Date: Saturday 2nd October 2021
Begin time: eight:10pm BST (2:10pm native time)
How can I watch Americas MotoGP qualifying?
In the UK each MotoGP observe, qualifying and race is broadcast dwell on BT Sport.
Americas MotoGP qualifying might be broadcast on BT Sport 2, with the programme beginning at 6pm BST to additionally cowl qualifying for the Moto3 and Moto2 courses.
TV Channel: BT Sport 2
Begin time: 6:00pm BST
MotoGP additionally provides its personal dwell on-line video streaming service which is on the market to stream within the UK.
What is the climate forecast for qualifying at COTA?
Overcast however heat climate situations with a powerful likelihood of thunderstorms are forecast for qualifying at Circuit of the Americas on Saturday afternoon, with highs of 27 levels Celsius – 5 levels hotter than qualifying for the Misano MotoGP final trip.