Making his debut at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca Marc Marquez made an incredible start to his race weekend after setting the quickest time in Free Practice. In second LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl and taking third was Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso.
Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi claimed fourth position he was followed by Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Cal Crutchlow and having been declared fit by the medical team Jorge Lorenzo returned to a brilliant sixth place. But elsewhere Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa is also fit to ride but only managed eleventh place later saying he suffered great pain in his injured shoulder. There was another fantastic performance from CRT Power Electronic Aspars Aleix Espargaro in seventh.
GO&FUN Honda Gresini rider Alvaro Bautista took eighth while Nicky Hayden and Monster Tech3 Yamaha’s Bradley Smith rounded out the top ten qiuckest times. By Laura Turner