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
MotoGP 2015

Rider standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
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

circuitoftheamericas.com

Records

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)