There was a positive start to the Grand Prix of the Americas for the Repsol Honda Team, with Marc Marquez leading the field at the end of day one and Dani Pedrosa in fifth.

Both Marc and Dani improved during the day, the former knocking 1.439” off his pace from the morning to move to the top from second place, the latter improving by 1.298” to get into top five.

FP3 will begin tomorrow at 9:55 a.m.

Marc Marquez

1st 2'04.061

“Today went well enough and in the second session I started to feel more comfortable on the bike, but there are some areas of the setup where we need to keep working hard, especially to improve the feeling with the front. The positive is that over the course of the day, we were able to complete a lot of work and try all the tyres, even the soft one, to see how the bike reacts. In the afternoon we also took a step forward with the electronics, finding a good enough base, although we also want to sort out some more details there to improve the bike’s behaviour on the bumps. I look forward to tomorrow, to continue the good work on the bike and on myself as well, I also can improve in T4.”

Dani Pedrosa

5th 2'04.811

“We were able to improve after the first practice session and to try some more things with the setup, and also with the tyres. We must do a good job of using the information we gathered today in order to take another step forward tomorrow. We’re especially looking to improve in the first and third sectors, and to prepare for the race as well as possible.”

MotoGP 2017
Practice Round 3   Americas

FREE PRACTICE 2 Results

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'04.061
2 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0.286
3 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.390
4 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.745
5 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.750
6 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.769
7 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.944
8 Folger Jonas 94 GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0.972
9 Redding Scott 45 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.055
10 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1.081
11 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 1.221
12 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 1.223
13 Miller Jack 43 AUS Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 1.402
14 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.407
15 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1.523
16 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 1.541
17 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1.882
18 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 2.094
19 Baz Loris 76 FRA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 2.297
20 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 2.442
21 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 2.648
22 Lowes Sam 22 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 2.680
23 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 3.373
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)