The first session of the weekend has got underway in Austin, Texas with Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez second fastest and replacement rider Hiroshi Aoyama in 12th.

An issue with the lap time transponder delayed the session from starting by fifty minutes, then after just twelve minutes the session was red flagged when a dog was spotted on the track. A further delay of twenty minutes ensued before the riders were able to return on track and complete this first session.

Marc completed fifteen laps with his fastest lap of 2’19.864 (lap 14) and Hiroshi Aoyama – replacing injured Dani Pedrosa – recorded 17 laps and took his best time on the final lap with 2’22.387.

Marc Marquez

2nd 2'19.864 [lap 14/15]

“I felt good this morning even in these wet conditions. The grip of the track in the rain isn’t too bad - but not one of the best! It’s important to work well on the setup as it looks quite likely we will have a wet race. I tried to push on my last lap and had a moment, but it was good to see the limit in these conditions. This afternoon we will continue to work and prepare for qualifying and the race, regardless of the conditions.”

Hiroshi Aoyama

12th 2'22.387 [lap 17/17]

“Unfortunately this first practice in Austin was very wet, which wasn’t ideal for me. I’ve just jumped onto Dani’s bike and I need some time to adapt. I was trying to get some feeling and slowly improved through the session but it looks like the weather will remain like this for the weekend so we’ll keep working on the wet setup and try to find some consistency.”

MotoGP 2015
Practice Round 2   Americas

Results Session

Wet
Humidity
88%
Track Temp
17°C
Air Temp
13°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 2'19.402
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'19.864
3 Redding Scott 45 GBR EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 2'20.487
4 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2'20.593
5 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 2'20.665
6 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'20.951
7 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 2'20.983
8 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 2'21.300
9 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2'21.486
10 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Pramac Racing Ducati 2'21.625
11 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 2'22.018
12 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'22.387
13 Miller Jack 43 AUS LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 2'22.391
14 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'22.498
16 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2'22.571
17 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 2'22.663
18 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 2'22.716
19 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 2'22.741
20 Baz Loris 76 FRA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 2'24.178
21 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Honda 2'24.851
22 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2'25.024
23 Melandri Marco 33 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 2'25.141
24 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART 2'25.160
25 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 2'25.405
Location Information

The Circuit Of The Americas is the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the U.S. near Austin, Texas, with a 5.513km track and a capacity for 120,000 fans. Construction of the impressive 1000-acre facility was completed late in 2012, with MotoGP lining up at the track for the first time… read more.

Length 5.513 kilometres / 3.426 miles
Width 15 metres
Left corners 11
Right corners 9
Longest straight 1.2 kilometres / 0.746 miles
Constructed 2012

9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd Austin, TX 78617 - View in Google Maps

circuitoftheamericas.com

Records

Pole Position 2m 02.135s (162.4 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
Race Lap 2m 03.575s (160.6 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)
Race Time 43m 33.430s (158.9 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)
2017 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)