After a year without hosting the MotoGP World Championship, the Circuit of the Americas will once again be the venue for races for all three Grand Prix classes this weekend.
Marc Márquez arrives at one of his favourite circuits, where he has achieved six victories from seven MotoGP starts. The Repsol Honda Team rider is in good form, having finished the San Marino Grand Prix in fourth position, feeling good and gradually approaching his best level of performance.
Pol Espargaró has also participated seven times in the Grand Prix of the Americas, although one of those -the inaugural event- was in the Moto2 class. In his first year as a Repsol Honda Team rider, Espargaró continues to work on adapting to the RC213V.
"I am looking forward to Austin and we’re arriving there after two good races, in Aragon and then in Misano. It’s a layout that I like and in the past we have had a lot of success but this year is a little bit different with our situation arriving there. Like always, it’s going to be important to build over the weekend and see where we line up on Sunday morning. No matter what it will be great to return because it’s a round I always enjoy a lot.”
"After a good test I am excited to head to Austin, it’s a fun track to ride and it will be great to see some more MotoGP fans outside of Europe. We found a few things during testing in Misano and Austin will be a good place to try them because it’s a circuit with a lot of variety. I’ve had a few top tens there in the past so hopefully we can build on that base this weekend.”