Marquez and Pedrosa head to Austin for the Red Bull GP of The Americas

After spending one week back in Europe following the Argentine GP, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are heading to the Circuit of the Americas in Texas (USA), for round 3 of the MotoGP World Championship.

Repsol Honda Team have achieved two 1-2 finishes in Austin with Marc and Dani: in the opening race in 2013 and also in 2014. For his part, Marc has never lost at the Circuit of the Americas (which was also the scene of his first-ever Premier-class victory, in 2013), nor has he started from anywhere but Pole Position in the four times he has raced at the track.

At the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas
– Marc Marquez has 4 wins and 4 Pole Positions (MotoGP: 2013 – 2014 – 2015 – 2016)
– Dani Pedrosa has 2 podiums (MotoGP: 2nd in 2013 and 2014)

Marc MarquezMarc Marquez

"After the Argentina race, I’m happy to go to a track I love as much as Austin, although of course I would have preferred to arrive there in a better position. Anyway, another race weekend is about to start and we’ll give 100% to try to get our first podium this season. I have great memories of Austin, and for me it’s one of the best venues on the race calendar. I like the layout of the track, as it has many different types of sections and corners and lots of elevation changes. I also love the “American" style, with all the fans enjoying the sport and the fun at the track, so let’s get back in action and see how it goes there."

Dani PedrosaDani Pedrosa

‘We had the chance to spend a few days back home in Europe, to rest a little and also to do some good training, and now I can’t wait to get back on my bike in Austin. It’s a pity we didn’t get points in Argentina, but we’ll put that behind us and concentrate on the positives. Now that we know more about our bike, we’ll work to improve the stability and the general setup, and hopefully we can take another step this weekend. I like the circuit and visiting Austin and the fans are really fantastic there, so let's hope for a good weekend in Texas!'

Rider Standings

Pos.

Rider

Num

Nation

Points

Team

Constructor

1

VINALES Maverick

25

SPA

50

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Yamaha

2

ROSSI Valentino

46

ITA

36

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Yamaha

3

DOVIZIOSO Andrea

4

ITA

20

Ducati Team

Ducati

4

REDDING Scott

45

GBR

17

Octo Pramac Racing

Ducati

5

CRUTCHLOW Cal

35

GBR

16

LCR Honda

Honda

6

FOLGER Jonas

94

GER

16

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Yamaha

7

MILLER Jack

43

AUS

15

Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS

Honda

8

BAUTISTA Alvaro

19

SPA

13

Pull&Bear Aspar Team

Ducati

9

MARQUEZ Marc

93

SPA

13

Repsol Honda Team

Honda

10

ZARCO Johann

5

FRA

11

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Yamaha

11

PEDROSA Dani

26

SPA

11

Repsol Honda Team

Honda

12

ESPARGARO Aleix

41

SPA

10

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Aprilia

13

PETRUCCI Danilo

9

ITA

9

Octo Pramac Racing

Ducati

14

BAZ Loris

76

FRA

9

Reale Avintia Racing

Ducati

15

ABRAHAM Karel

17

CZE

8

Pull&Bear Aspar Team

Ducati

16

RINS Alex

42

SPA

7

Team Suzuki Ecstar

Suzuki

17

BARBERA Hector

8

SPA

6

Reale Avintia Racing

Ducati

18

LORENZO Jorge

99

SPA

5

Ducati Team

Ducati

19

RABAT Tito

53

SPA

5

Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS

Honda

20

ESPARGARO Pol

44

SPA

2

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

KTM

21

SMITH Bradley

38

GBR

1

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

KTM

Team Standings

Pos.

Team

Points

1

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

86

2

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

27

3

Octo Pramac Racing

26

4

Ducati Team

25

5

Repsol Honda Team

24

6

Pull&Bear Aspar Team

21

7

Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS

20

8

LCR Honda

16

9

Reale Avintia Racing

15

10

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

10

11

Team Suzuki Ecstar

7

12

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

3

Constructors Standings

Pos.

Team

Points

1

Yamaha

50

2

Ducati

33

3

Honda

29

4

Aprilia

10

5

Suzuki

7

6

KTM

2

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