Grand Prix of the Americas
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 in 2013.
One of its more distinctive features is near 41m-elevation change with an impressive incline at the end of the home-straight followed by a sharp left. The circuit is one of the most varied on the GP circuit, with a mix of fast straights and tight hairpins, with most sections mirroring at least some part of a famous track around the world.
It was designed by well-known German architect and circuit designer Hermann Tilke. The driving direction is counter clockwise and has a total of 20 corners with 9 right turns and 11 left turns.
|Length||5.513 kilometres / 3.426 miles|
|Longest straight||1.2 kilometres / 0.746 miles|
|Modified||2018 (track repairs to the surface to smooth down bumps)|
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd Austin, TX 78617 - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||2m 01.892s (162.8 km/h) Francesco Bagnai (Ducati, 2023)|
|Race Lap||2m 03.126s (161.1 km/h) Alex Rins (Honda, 2023)|
|Race Time||41m 14.649s (160.4 km/h) Alex Rins (Honda, 2023)|
|2023 Sprint Winner||Francesco Bagnai (Ducati)|
|2023 Race Winner||Alex Rins (Honda)|
Top-ten potential went unrewarded for the Repsol Honda Team as both Joan Mir and Stefan Bradl crashed out of strong positions in the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas as Honda returned to winning ways. The tale of Texas came to a disappointing end for the Repsol Honda Team… read more.
Joan Mir and Stefan Bradl collected important data over the course of the Americas GP Sprint race, taking 12th and 18th place respectively. Saturday at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas brought the third weekend of the new 2023 MotoGP World Championship format, morning Qualifying followed by the… read more.
An action-packed Friday at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas saw late falls end a promising day for Joan Mir and Stefan Bradl, with Mir again missing Q2 by less than 0.1s. Dark clouds hovered overhead at the Circuit of the Americas as Friday’s MotoGP action commenced but… read more.
Joan Mir will be joined by Stefan Bradl for the Repsol Honda Team as the MotoGP World Championship arrives at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas. The Repsol Honda Team, with Joan Mir and Stefan Bradl, head for the Circuit of the Americas looking for redemption and to… read more.
Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro were left wanting much more from their respective Saturdays in Austin, the pair set to start on the third and fourth rows. Saturday got off to a promising start for Marc Marquez aboard the Repsol Honda Team RC213V as he ended Free Practice 3 in… read more.
Marc Marquez put together a steady Friday in Austin as he returned to competition, ending the day sixth overall as illness holds back resilient Pol Espargaro. Some six months after their last visit, the MotoGP World Championship grid was back in action around the 5.5-kilometre-long Circuit of the Americas as… read more.
Marc Marquez will return to the MotoGP World Championship in Austin aboard his Repsol Honda Team RC213V after consultation and clearance from his medical team. Doctors have cleared Marc Marquez for a return to Grand Prix competition after his fall in Warm Up at the Indonesian GP and subsequent diplopia… read more.
Another milestone for Marc Marquez on his return from injury as he secured third on the grid, his first front row of the season. Pol Espargaro faces an uphill battle from 12th on Sunday. Both Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro achieved their targets during the first of the Saturday sessions,… read more.
Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro set the pace in Austin as the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas got underway, the pair consistently strong in the wet and dry. The MotoGP World Championship’s return to the Circuit of the Americas started on a damp note as heavy rains soaked… read more.
The MotoGP World Championship heads for the second flyaway of the year as the championship returns to the United States of America, Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro excited to see what the RC213V can do in Austin and reunite with US fans. After an intense two weeks with back-to-back races… read more.
Both Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo leave the Americas GP pointless after a double DNF while fighting at the front. A chilly, but dry, morning Warm Up session soon gave way to 39ºC track temperature as the MotoGP World Championship lined up for the 20-lap race. Leaving his braking late,… read more.
Marc Marquez charged to his seventh consecutive pole in Texas as Jorge Lorenzo secured 11th place start. Torrential morning rain and threats of severe lightning storms in Austin, Texas led to the cancellation of all Free Practice 3 sessions at the Circuit of the Americas. Fortunately conditions improved and the Repsol… read more.
Less than a second split the top 12 MotoGP riders with Marc Marquez finishing second and Jorge Lorenzo 16th on the opening day of practice. Marc Marquez’s love affair with the Circuit of the Americas showed no signs of stopping as the six-time winner led Free Practice 1 from his… read more.
Marc Marquez returns to happy hunting grounds in Texas as Jorge Lorenzo prepares to turn his bad luck around. Introduced in to the MotoGP World Championship calendar in 2013, the Circuit of the Americas offers an interesting mix of tight and technical turns in the first sector and the two… read more.
Competing in his 93rd MotoGP race, Marc Marquez rode the RC213V to his sixth straight win of the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas MotoGP, the Spaniard having been unbeatable at COTA since the circuit was added to the calendar in 2013. It was also Marc’s 12th consecutive victory… read more.
Today Marc Marquez took his sixth pole out of six GPs held at the Circuit of the Americas, and his first this season, but tomorrow he will start from fourth place on the grid after being sanctioned and given a three-place grid penalty. A turn 13 crash from his second… read more.
Marc Marquez enjoyed a strong start today at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, showing top form right from the morning session and ending the day second-fastest despite an insubstantial tip-off at Turn 11 with 20 minutes to go in FP2. After ending this morning’s FP1 session in… read more.
Marc Marquez set the fastest time in today’s FP1 session at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas with his best lap of 2’05.530”. With riders reporting the track to be relatively dirty and lacking in grip following the recent work done in an effort to smooth the bumps,… read more.
After undergoing successful surgery to his right wrist one week ago, Dani Pedrosa has begun his rehab period and, although he’s obviously not yet at 100%, will join Marc Marquez in the United States to try and take part in the third round of the MotoGP World Championship in Austin.… read more.
Additional Repsol Honda Team photo-gallery from the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas
Taking his first win of this season today, Marc Marquez completed another perfect weekend at Circuit of the Americas, succeeding in Austin for the fifth-straight time after starting from pole position. Meanwhile, Dani Pedrosa made it a double-podium finish for Repsol Honda Team, posting a solid third-place result after leading… read more.
Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa started action this morning at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, setting the second- and seventh-fastest lap times, respectively, in the first Free Practice. Each of the Repsol Honda men spent the entire session on the same tyre combination: medium-front/medium-rear for Marc, soft-front/medium-rear… read more.
After spending one week back in Europe following the Argentine GP, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are heading to the Circuit of the Americas in Texas (USA), for round 3 of the MotoGP World Championship. Repsol Honda Team have achieved two 1-2 finishes in Austin with Marc and Dani: in… read more.
Marc Marquez today scored his fourth successive win from pole at Circuit of the Americas, making it his 10th victory in a row on American soil and extending his lead in the Championship standings by 21 points over Jorge Lorenzo. Marc led from the beginning of the Texas weekend, finishing… read more.
The GP of the Americas, which got underway today in Austin in ideal weather conditions (air 27°C, ground 38°C), ended with Marc Marquez powering his RC213V to the top of the timesheet in both free practice sessions. After being the only rider to dip below the 2’05 barrier in the… read more.
After scoring a victory and a third place, respectively, in Argentina, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa quickly packed up to head to Austin for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, round 3 of the 2016 MotoGP World Championship. Marc likes the track and have fond memories of it.… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has returned to winning form in the Red Bull GP of The Americas with teammate Hiroshi Aoyama – replacing Dani Pedrosa – fighting to the last lap to take 11th place. Pole man Marc dropped back briefly from the start to 2nd place behind Dovizioso whilst… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has taken his first pole position of 2015 in sensational fashion for tomorrow’s Red Bull GP of The Americas. His teammate, Hiroshi Aoyama – standing in for Dani Pedrosa – qualified in 18th for the twenty one lap race. With rain threatening to arrive at anytime,… read more.
After a wet start to the Red Bull GP of The Americas, this afternoon the track dried up and allowed the MotoGP riders the opportunity to experience some dry track time. The track improved as the FP2 session continued and it was reigning World Champion, Marc Marquez, who finished on… read more.
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… read more.
After a difficult start to the 2015 Championship in Qatar, with Marc Marquez making a great recovery from last to 5th, and 6th place Dani Pedrosa requiring further surgery to fix his arm pump issues, Marc and replacement rider Hiroshi Aoyama are en route to Austin, Texas. Dani underwent successful surgery… read more.
Marc Marquez has completed the perfect weekend in Austin, having led every session, taken pole (with a new lap record), recorded a new fastest race lap and crowned it with a victory this afternoon. His teammate, Dani Pedrosa, also contributed to the fantastic Repsol Honda spectacle with a strong second… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez scored another record this afternoon with his pole position lap for tomorrow’s grand prix, at the track he celebrated his first pole position and victory in the premier class. After leading every session so far in this weekend’s Red Bull GP of The Americas, Marc topped… read more.
World Champion, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez, has finished the first day in Texas a second faster than his next competitor, with teammate Dani Pedrosa in third. With air temperatures 7ºC warmer than this morning, and the track temperature 20ºC hotter, all the riders were able to improve on this morning’s… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez, race winner here last year, has made his intentions clear from the start at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas. Marc finished this morning’s FP1 session at the top of the time sheets with a lap of 2’04.704 on lap 10 of 15, and 0.8s faster than… read more.
After a fantastic battle in Qatar, the Repsol Honda Team head to Texas leading the World Championship. This is just the second time the MotoGP paddock will visit the 5.513km Texas circuit, designed by well-known German architect and circuit designer Hermann Tilke and completed in 2012. The driving direction is… read more.