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2023 Americas GP Friday results

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Jorge Martín fastest in first practice sessions in Austin

2023 Americas GP Friday results

The MotoGP Americas GP started at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) on Friday. Jorge Martín (Ducati) set the best lap of the day with a 2:02.178 on the combined timesheets, which gave direct access to Q2 for the day’s ten fastest riders.

The Top 10 was completed by Pecco Bagnaia (Ducati), Álex Rins (Honda), Luca Marini (Ducati), Álex Márquez (Ducati), Maverick Viñales (Aprilia), Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha), Brad Binder (KTM) Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) and Jack Miller (KTM).

Tomorrow sees a free practice session at 10:10 local time, before qualifying at 10:50. The sprint race will be held at 15:00.

Intensive start for Repsol Honda team

Joan Mir returned after his injury suffered at the Argentinian GP. The Spaniard finished Friday in 12th position, with a best time of 2:02.904, 0.063s off a direct spot in Q2.
Stefan Bradl put in a large number of laps on his first appearance of the season for the Repsol Honda Team. The German finished 20th with a top time of 2:04.129.

MotoGP Americas GP Combined Practice Times

RIDERTEAMTIME
1. Jorge Martín DUCATI 2:02.518
2. Pecco BagnaiaDUCATI +0.063
3. Álex RinsHONDA+0.217
4. Luca MariniDUCATI+0.238
5. Álex MárquezDUCATI+0.504
6. Maverick Viñales APRILIA+0.539
7. Fabio QuartararoYAMAHA+0.543
8. Brad BinderKTM+0.557
9. Aleix EspargaróAPRILIA+0.587
10. Jack MillerKTM+0.663
12. Joan Mir REPSOL HONDA+0.726
20. Stefan Bradl REPSOL HONDA+1.951

Rider statements

#JM36

“Today had some potential and I think without the crash at the end, we could have a chance to find half a tenth or so and stay in the top ten. But we didn’t get the chance and this is what it is – it happens in racing. In MotoGP now if you make just a small mistake or are missing something small, you go from sixth to 12th. I am not quite at 100% and this is maybe the most physical track on the calendar, so it is complicated. But tomorrow we have a good possibility of improving”.

#SB6

“I was quite happy with how I was riding today even if I made a mistake at the end of the session. I could have gotten a few more positions if I finished that lap, but anyway it was a good day overall. It’s a really physical track, coming back to racing is always a challenge and here adds an extra element. Fortunately, I have always enjoyed riding here and I was able to improve my feeling quite quickly. Now we need to rest, set our plan for tomorrow and get ready for my first Sprint.”.

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