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GP of the Americas (2017)

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21 Apr - 23 Apr
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COTA MotoGP race "impossible" if bumps get worse

The Circuit of the Americas needs to take action to ensure its bumps don't get any worse for next year's MotoGP race, say leading riders, or else it will be "impossible" to race there.

Crutchlow says Honda MotoGP riders flattering their bike

The Yamaha remains a superior MotoGP bike to the Honda and Marc Marquez's Austin victory only happened because he outperformed his machinery, reckons Cal Crutchlow.

Iannone admits Suzuki MotoGP expectations were too high

Andrea Iannone has admitted his expectations for the start of his Suzuki MotoGP career were too high, after scoring his first points for his new team at Austin.

Marquez defends Zarco for Austin incident with Rossi

MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has defended rookie Johann Zarco's riding after criticism from Valentino Rossi following their clash in the Austin race.

Honda problems not gone despite Austin win - Marquez

Honda still has problems to solve before it can consider itself truly in the 2017 MotoGP title fight despite its Austin win, says Marc Marquez.

Rossi: Leading MotoGP points after Austin “a big surprise”

Valentino Rossi says leading the MotoGP championship after Sunday’s Austin round comes as a “big surprise” given his struggles for pace in pre-season testing.

Gallery: Best photos from the MotoGP Americas GP

Motorsport.com's selection of photos from the MotoGP Americas GP, which was won by Honda rider Marc Marquez.

Lorenzo blames tyre graining for late Austin slump

Ducati rider Jorge Lorenzo says front tyre graining was to blame for his late slide down the order in Sunday's Austin MotoGP round.

Gutted Vinales searches for answers after dramatic Austin exit

Maverick Vinales described the Austin accident that cost him the MotoGP championship lead as the strangest of his career and is convinced it was not due to a riding error.

Rossi warns Zarco for Austin move: “This is not Moto2”

Valentino Rossi was adamant Johann Zarco was to blame for their clash in the Austin MotoGP race, as he accused the Frenchman of trying to make a Moto2-style pass during their battle.

Austin MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after race

Taking his first win of this season today, Marc Marquez completed another perfect weekend at Circuit of the Americas

Austin MotoGP: Marquez stays unbeaten at COTA, Vinales crashes

Honda's Marc Marquez claimed a fifth successive MotoGP victory at the Circuit of the Americas, as points leader Maverick Vinales crashed out early on.

Austin MotoGP: Marquez leads Vinales in morning warm-up

Marc Marquez led the way in MotoGP morning warm-up at the Circuit of the Americas, with Maverick Vinales the only other rider to get within a second of the Repsol Honda rider.

Lorenzo: Austin top-six qualifying performance a relief

Ducati newcomer Jorge Lorenzo admits qualifying sixth for the Austin MotoGP race comes as a relief for himself and his team, after a difficult start to the season.

Crutchlow says crash cost him "easy" front row

Cal Crutchlow says an Austin MotoGP front-row start was "easily there for the taking" if not for his qualifying crash.

Austin MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after qualifying

Today at the Circuit of the Americas, Marc Marquez extended his record of most Pole Positions in Grand Prix history across all classes, taking the 67th pole in career (his 39th in the MotoGP class)

Austin MotoGP: Marquez outduels Vinales for fifth COTA pole

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez maintained his perfect qualifying record at the Circuit of the Americas after a thrilling shootout with points leader Maverick Vinales.

Austin MotoGP: Vinales tops chaotic FP3 as Marquez crashes twice

Maverick Vinales set the fastest lap of the Austin MotoGP weekend so far to lead third practice, a session in which eight riders, including Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo, crashed.

Lorenzo feels “not far away” from podium fight in Austin

Jorge Lorenzo believes he is “not far away” from being involved in the fight for a first MotoGP podium finish with Ducati this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas.

Marquez: Yamaha has edge on Honda over Austin bumps

Yamaha has a noticeable advantage over Honda across Austin’s bumps, reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez believes despite topping practice on Friday.

Abraham suffered ankle fracture in teammate collision

Karel Abraham sustained a hairline fracture in his right ankle in a “completely useless” Austin practice clash with Aspar Ducati MotoGP teammate Alvaro Bautista.

Rossi buoyed by best Friday yet of 2017 in Austin

Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi believes he has made his best start to a 2017 weekend so far at Austin, after his early-season struggles in practice.

Austin MotoGP: Marquez hits back to top second practice

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez went quickest in second practice for the GP of the Americas at Austin, leading the way by just under three tenths of a second.

Bumps make Austin resemble supercross track, says Pedrosa

The Circuit of the Americas has become so bumpy since MotoGP’s 2016 visit that a section of the back straight resembles a supercross layout, Dani Pedrosa says.

Austin MotoGP: Vinales heads Marquez in opening practice

MotoGP points leader Maverick Vinales led the way in first practice for the GP of the Americas at Austin, heading nearest rival Marc Marquez by more than half a second.

Redding "back in love" with Ducati bike after key tweak

Pramac Ducati’s Scott Redding says his strong start to the MotoGP season owes much to a technical tweak in the front forks of his bike, which has inspired his confidence again.

Vinales bullish of ending Marquez's Austin MotoGP streak

Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales believes he can become the first MotoGP rider to beat Marc Marquez in Austin during this weekend’s third round of the championship.