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Americas GP (2019)

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12 Apr - 14 Apr
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Espargaro "super-excited" after best dry KTM result

Pol Espargaro says he is "super-excited" by KTM's potential in MotoGP this year, after claiming the Austrian marque's best dry-weather result to date at Austin.

Rossi: Title fight only close because of Marquez crash

Valentino Rossi concedes the only reason the MotoGP title fight is so finely poised at the moment is because Marc Marquez crashed out of a commanding lead last weekend at Austin.

Post-penalty Austin speed leaves Mir feeling "angry"

Suzuki MotoGP rookie Joan Mir says the speed he demonstrated after his jump-start penalty at Austin left him feeling "angry".

Lorenzo made "strange mistakes" before bike failure

Jorge Lorenzo says he was making "strange mistakes" in the opening stages of the Grand Prix of the Americas before his Honda MotoGP bike failed.

Espargaro: My Austin crash shouldn't have been possible

Aprilia MotoGP rider Aleix Espargaro insists that an electronic problem, not rider error, was to blame for for his early crash in last weekend's Americas Grand Prix.

Dovizioso: Marquez "doesn't have everything under control"

Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso says his rival Marc Marquez's crash at Austin shows the Spaniard "doesn't have everything under control".

How the 'King of COTA' fell from his throne

Marc Marquez's reign of dominance at Austin's Circuit of the Americas was the perfect demonstration of the talents that have made him MotoGP's top star. But this year, he reminded the world that he is not infallible.

Crutchlow regrets "big missed opportunity" with COTA crash

Cal Crutchlow was left to count the cost of another "big missed opportunity" after crashing while battling Valentino Rossi in MotoGP's Americas Grand Prix.

Rins now a real threat for MotoGP title, say rivals

Valentino Rossi and Jack Miller both acknowledge MotoGP's newest race winner Alex Rins as a threat for the title this year after the Suzuki rider's breakthrough success at Austin.

Vinales admits Austin penalty confusion "all my fault"

Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales admits that serving the wrong penalty during the Austin MotoGP race was "all my fault", and also accepts the blame for jumping the start.

Miller’s more mature approach “paying off” after COTA podium

Jack Miller says that "working harder than ever before" in 2019 is starting to pay dividends as he ended a podium drought of nearly three years in Sunday's Austin MotoGP race.

Marquez says Austin crash "hard to understand"

Marc Marquez says the crash that brought his MotoGP win streak at the Circuit of the Americas to an abrupt end was "hard to understand" because he feels he was not pushing to the limit.

Rossi: Rins was “better than me” in Austin showdown

A magnanimous Valentino Rossi admits he was beaten fair and square by Suzuki’s new race winner Alex Rins in the closing stages of the Austin MotoGP race.

Austin MotoGP: Rins takes first win as Marquez crashes

Suzuki rider Alex Rins beat Valentino Rossi to score his first MotoGP win, ending Marc Marquez's unbeaten run at the Circuit of the Americas as the Spaniard crashed out of a healthy lead.

Austin MotoGP: Marquez fastest in warm-up, Dovizioso second

Marc Marquez continued his domination at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas by topping the warm-up for today’s MotoGP race, as Andrea Dovizioso – who starts 13th – was boosted by setting the second fastest time.

Marquez “felt” shoulder injury in wild shaking moments

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez admits that the pair of wild moments on Saturday in Austin, where his Honda shook violently at high speed, put pressure on his long-standing shoulder injury.

Zarco: “KTM can’t give me the solution right now”

A despondent Johann Zarco says he faces a wait for KTM to be able to help him get out of his current slump after qualifying 19th for the Austin MotoGP race.

Dovizioso fears COTA podium is out of reach

Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso fears his lowly grid position will prevent him from fighting for a podium in Sunday's Grand Prix of the Americas.

Lorenzo: Chain issues “clearly a problem” for Honda

Jorge Lorenzo says the chain issues that compromised his qualifying at the Circuit of the Americas are “clearly a problem” for the Honda MotoGP squad.

Austin MotoGP: Marquez on pole, Dovizioso out in Q1

Marc Marquez took his seventh consecutive pole position at the Circuit of the Americas in qualifying for MotoGP's Grand Prix of the Americas, while title rival Andrea Dovizioso ended up down in 13th.

Rossi pushing Yamaha to develop Ducati-style winglet

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi says he is pushing the factory Yamaha team to develop a winglet similar to that used by Ducati this year, as part of improving its in-season development programme.

Ducatis facing Q1 as Dovizioso laments tyre "mistake"

Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso says a wrong tyre choice was behind him ending Friday MotoGP practice at Austin in 11th overall and thus facing Q1.

Marquez could feel difference with Honda winglet

Marc Marquez says he could feel a difference with Honda's new Ducati-style winglet in MotoGP practice at Austin, but stressed the new device has negatives as well as positives.

Espargaro: "Dangerous" COTA "not at the level of MotoGP"

Aprilia MotoGP rider Aleix Espargaro has slated the condition of the Circuit of the Americas track, describing the Texan venue as "super-dangerous" following Friday's two practice sessions.

Austin MotoGP: Vinales deposes Marquez in second practice

Maverick Vinales beat Marc Marquez to top second practice for this weekend's Grand Prix of the Americas at Austin, as Honda debuted a Ducati-style winglet on its MotoGP bike.

Austin MotoGP: Marquez pips Vinales by 0.078s in FP1

The ‘King of COTA’ Marc Marquez set the pace in the opening free practice session for MotoGP’s Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas, but he was pushed hard for the fastest time by Maverick Vinales.

Crutchlow: I don’t want MotoGP jump start rule changed yet

LCR Honda ace Cal Crutchlow says he doesn’t want MotoGP to alter its stance towards jump starts just yet, despite his fury over being penalised in the previous race in Argentina.

Lorenzo doubts he can exploit Honda's COTA strength

Jorge Lorenzo says he doubts he can take advantage of Honda’s traditional strength at the Circuit of the Americas in this weekend’s Austin MotoGP round.

MotoGP stars defend Crutchlow's jump-start penalty

Leading MotoGP riders have said that Cal Crutchlow's controversial jump-start penalty in Argentina was justified according to the rules, but Valentino Rossi admitted that it was "very strict".

Lamborghini named Pramac's title sponsor for Austin MotoGP race

Ducati MotoGP satellite team Pramac will have Automobili Lamborghini as its title sponsor in the upcoming Grand Prix of the Americas, the team has announced.