Marquez takes pole in Texas
Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team rounds the bend during the Grand Prix of the Americas - Free Practice at Circuit of The Americas on April 11, 2014 in Austin, Texas
The Spaniard, who took pole in the season-opener in Qatar and then went on to win the race under the desert floodlights, clocked a record 2min 02.886sec on the factory Honda at the circuit where he celebrated his maiden MotoGP win last season.
Marquez's Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa was second-fastest while Stefan Bradl ensured a Honda lockout of the front row.
For Marquez, who broke his leg in February in a dirt-bike accident in his native Spain, it was an 11th premier class pole position and it was achieved with a 0.289sec advantage over Pedrosa.
German rider Bradl was 0.423sec off the top.
It will be an all-Yamaha second row for Sunday’s race, with Aleix Espargaro edging the superstar factory pair of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi.