Americas GP Practice Results

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Jorge Martín closes first day of action in Austin as fastest rider

Americas GP Practice Results

The MotoGP World Championship visits one of the most special circuits on the calendar this weekend: The Circuit of The Americas. After two weeks off after the Portuguese Grand Prix, the MotoGP riders started the weekend with FP1, led by Maverick Viñales (Aprilia).

In the afternoon the decisive practice took place. Jorge Martín (Ducati) set the best time with a 2:01.397, followed by Maverick Viñales (Aprilia) and Marc Márquez (Ducati).

The rest of the rider who managed to make the cut for Q2 were: Pecco Bagnaia, Pedro Acosta, Aleix Espargaró, Franco Morbidelli, Enea Bastianini, Fabio Di Giannantonio and Marco Bezzecchi.

On Saturday the begins with FP2 at 17:10 (CEST), with qualifying at 17:50 and the sprint race at 22:00.

Adaptation in Austin

The Repsol Honda Team riders had a productive first day in Austin, where they collected essential data for qualifying.

Joan Mir had a positive start at a circuit completely different from the rest in MotoGP. He closed FP1 with a 16th position after obtaining useful information for the afternoon session. In that run, the Repsol Honda Team rider maintained a similar level, but a crash in the final stages prevented him from improving his position. He was 20th.

 Luca Marini also improved his feeling with respect to previous circuits in FP1, achieving a 15th place. In the afternoon practice, he was 21st, motivated for his chances on Saturday.

Americas GP Practice Results

1. Jorge MartínDUCATI2:01.397
2. Maverick ViñalesAPRILIA+0.076
3. Marc MárquezDUCATI+0.409
4. Pecco BagnaiaDUCATI+0.411
5. Pedro AcostaGASGAS+0.569
6. Aleix EspargaróAPRILIA+0.627
7. Franco MorbidelliDUCATI+0.706
8. Enea BastianiniDUCATI+0.747
9. Fabio Di GiannantonioDUCATI+0.847
10. Marco BezzecchiDUCATI+0.961
20. Joan MirREPSOL HONDA+2.047
21. Luca MariniREPSOL HONDA+2.124


Joan Mir

“Today followed a similar pattern to what we saw in Portimao, unfortunately. There are some areas we need to work on but it will take some time I think. It’s important that we know what we need to do. The good point is that I think on race pace we can be stronger, my overall position today isn’t fully accurate because of the crash. It was just a small one and I am OK.”

Luca Marini

“When we put in the soft rear tyre we are not able to take the maximum benefit from it so it is important that we work to improve this in the future. We have some work to do tonight with the team because the gap is big. With the medium tyre we are closer to everyone. It’s just the third race so we are still early in the project, I know we will keep improving.”

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