Friday, April 11, 2014

Repsol Honda's Marquez 1st & Pedrosa 3rd in Day 1 Practice of MotoGP Round 2 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin

Press Release

Grand Prix of The Americas

Round 2 - Friday, April 11th 2014

  Americas - Practice Report

Weather conditions
Sunny 27°C
Air temp
Track temp
Marquez remains fastest on first day at the Red Bull GP of The Americas

Marquez remains fastest on first day at the Red Bull GP of The Americas

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 FP1 time. Both Marc and Dani spent the afternoon session, and set their fastest times, on the hard front and rear option Bridgestone tyres with Marc’s fastest time of 2’03.490 (just 0.469s off his pole time from 2013) coming on lap 9 of 15, and Dani’s time of 2’04.623 on his final lap of 15.
FP3 will commence tomorrow at 09h55 local time.
Team Quotes
Marc Marquez profile image
Marc Marquez
1st - 2'03.490
“This first day of practice in Austin went really well. Obviously I’m happy with the time I set, and also with the gap of a second between myself and the next quickest rider. However, the most important thing for me is that my leg feels ok – much better than it did in Qatar. The injury was bothering me a little, but I was able to participate in both Free Practice sessions without taking any painkillers. Now I just have to wait for tomorrow and see if things go better or worse for us then; we know that we have a small advantage and we will try to manage it well, but I am aware that the rest of the riders will also make improvements”
Dani Pedrosa profile image
Dani Pedrosa
3rd - 2'04.623
"Today we did a good job with the tyres. We tried the hard compound and it went fairly well for us. Although we didn’t go very fast, we have a good feeling and I think that with a few tweaks to the setup we can take a big step forward and improve considerably tomorrow. Today was a positive day for us”

practice results

  Grand Prix of The Americas - Round 2
1Marc Marquez93ESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA2'03.490
2Andrea Dovizioso4ITADucati TeamDUCATI2'04.495
3Dani Pedrosa26ESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA2'04.623
4Andrea Iannone29ITAPramac RacingDUCATI2'04.669
5Valentino Rossi46ITAYamaha FactoryYAMAHA2'04.793
6Aleix Espargaro41ESPNGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA2'04.844
7Stefan Bradl6GERLCR Honda MotoGPHONDA2'04.870
8Jorge Lorenzo99ESPYamaha Factory RacingYAMAHA2'04.976
9Cal Crutchlow35GBRDucati TeamDUCATI2'04.981
10Bradley Smith38GBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA2'05.366
11Alvaro Bautista19ESPGo & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA2'05.453
12Pol Espargaro44ESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA2'05.672
13Scott Redding45GBRGo & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA2'05.937
14Nicky Hayden69USADrive M7 AsparHONDA2'06.188
15Yonny Hernandez68COLPramac RacingDUCATI2'06.376
16Colin Edwards5USANGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA2'06.880
17Hiroshi Aoyama7JPNDrive M7 AsparHONDA2'07.034
18Karel Abraham17CZECardion AB MotoracingHONDA2'07.053
19Hector Barbera8ESPAvintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI2'07.211
20Danilo Petrucci9ITAIodaRacing ProjectIODA-SUTER2'08.379
21Michael Laverty70GBRPaul Bird MotorsportART & PBM2'08.973
22Broc Parkes23AUSPaul Bird MotorsportPBM2'09.004
23Mike Di Meglio63FRAAvintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI2'09.247

Copyright Free Images

For more images please click here

Circuit Information

View circuit page at
Length5.513 m / 3.426 miles
Left corners11
Right corners9
Longest straight1.200 m / 0.746 miles
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd
Austin, TX 78617
Pole Position2m 03.021s (161.3 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)
Race Lap2m 04.242s (159.7 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)
Race Time43m 42.123s (158.9 km/h) (Marc Marquez Honda, 2013)
2013 Race WinnerMarc Marquez (Honda)
If you have any questions please email
  Honda Racing Corporation
3-15-1, Senzui, Asaka-shi, Saitama-Pref., 351-0024 Japan

No comments:

Post a Comment

Keep it nice, but keep them coming!

---Please note---You can leave comments anonymously, but you can also leave them while logged into Google, Yahoo and other platforms.
We'd love to hear from you!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.