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 with both Mir and Bradl falling while running in prime positions. Mir had a promising start to the race and was gaining steady ground as the race settled into its rhythm. Moving to inside the top ten on lap eight, Mir was feeling comfortable but fell on lap nine when battling with Morbidelli and his race was unfortunately over.

Avoiding injury in the fall, Mir is disappointed with the end result but is determined to come back again at the next round in Jerez. Mir remains focused on the positives of the weekend – a change to the ergonomics of the bike left him feeling more comfortable in the race with scope to continue improving his performance and riding style.

Stefan Bradl was able to get to the front of the Test Rider battle relevantly early in the race, spending the following laps closing down Augusto Fernandez and a potential top ten. With just two laps to go, Bradl was the final of ten fallers in the 20-lap race and also walked away uninjured but disappointed in the final outcome.

Alex Rins put in a perfect performance to end his strong Americas GP weekend, the LCR Team rider keeping calm under the intense pressure of the race to achieve his first win aboard the Honda RC213V. This sees the Honda return to the top step of the MotoGP podium for the first time since the 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix when Marc Marquez led a Honda 1-2. For LCR, they achieve their first win since Cal Crutchlow captured victory at the 2018 Argentina GP.

The Repsol Honda Team now prepare to return to Europe for the Spanish Grand Prix at the iconic Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto on April 28 – 30.

Joan Mir


“Overtaking on this track is always a challenge and I crashed while trying to battle with Morbidelli. Everyone has good grip in the first laps, so it is hard to find an advantage early in the race. I was fine after the crash, it’s certainly a shame because we could have had a really good result here. The important point from this weekend is that we found something with the bike that I think can help us a lot in the future. It’s the best feeling I have had with this bike so far so we are focusing on this as we move towards Jerez.”

Stefan Bradl


“Today we had a lot of potential, the top ten was right there. Of course I am disappointed not to be able to get this result because something like this gives you a big boost – especially when you are a rider like me stepping in for only a few races. It was a strange crash without much warning, but clearly the conditions on track were difficult with many falls. I was riding well and felt quite good on the bike, so this is very positive.”

MotoGP 2023
Race Round 3   Americas

Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas Results

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Rins Alex 42 SPA 25 LCR Honda Honda 41'14.649
2 Marini Luca 10 ITA 20 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 3.498
3 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 16 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 4.936
4 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 13 Aprilia Racing Aprilia 8.318
5 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 11 RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia 9.989
6 Bezzecchi Marco 72 ITA 10 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 12.049
7 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 9 Pramac Racing Ducati 12.242
8 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 8 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 20.399
9 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA 7 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 27.981
10 Fernandez Augusto 37 SPA 6 Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM 28.217
11 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 5 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 32.370
12 Folger Jonas 94 GER 4 Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM 1'08.065
13 Binder Brad 33 RSA 3 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1'23.012
14 Bradl Stefan 6 GER DNF Team HRC Honda DNF
15 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN DNF LCR Honda Honda DNF
16 Mir Joan 36 SPA DNF Repsol Honda Team Honda DNF
17 Bagnaia Francesco 1 ITA DNF Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati DNF
18 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA DNF RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia DNF
19 Marquez Alex 73 SPA DNF Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati DNF
20 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA DNF Aprilia Racing Aprilia DNF
21 Martin Jorge 89 SPA DNF Pramac Racing Ducati DNF
22 Miller Jack 43 AUS DNF Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM DNF
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
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 00.864s (164.2 km/h) Maverick Viñales (Aprilia, 2024)
Race Lap 2m 02.575s (161.9 km/h) Maverick Viñales (Aprilia, 2024)
Race Time 41m 09.503s (160.7 km/h) Maverick Viñales (Aprilia, 2024)
2024 Sprint Winner Maverick Viñales (Aprilia)
2024 Race Winner Maverick Viñales (Aprilia)