Marc Marquez claimed pole position at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix in Saturday's MotoGP qualifying as he bids to win his 10th successive race.
The Repsol Honda rider finished ahead of Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) in second and Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha) in third to take his eighth pole position of the season.
Ducati's Aleix Espargaro came home with the fourth fastest time while Movistar Yamaha's Valentino Rossi was fifth quickest, with Aleix's brother Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha) in sixth.
Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing), Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) and Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha) will line up on row three, as long as Smith is fit to ride after an accident at turn two in the final minutes of Q2.
Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda) will start Sunday's race on the fourth row after topping FP3 earlier in the day while Scott Redding (GO&FUN Honda Gresini) and Cal Crutchlow (Ducati) made it through from Q1 to qualify in 11th and 12th place.