Fresh from a double podium, Repsol Honda Team head to Austin for round three

Marc Marquez has been unbeatable on American soil
Marc Marquez has been unbeatable on American soil

After scoring a victory and a third place, respectively, in Argentina, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa quickly packed up to head to Austin for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, round 3 of the 2016 MotoGP World Championship.

Marc likes the track and have fond memories of it. He took his first premier-class victory at Austin in 2013, and he also won the following two years, even taking pole position on all three occasions. (He has actually won all the races held on U.S. soil since he joined the MotoGP ranks: three in Austin, three in Indianapolis and one at Laguna Seca).

Dani also likes the Texan track as he completed the 1-2 for Repsol Honda in 2013 and 2014, whereas he didn’t take part last year’s race due to having recently undergone surgery to fix arm-pump issues; he was substituted by HRC test rider Hiroshi Aoyama.

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“We’ll see how we manage in Austin this year. It’s a track that I like, where I feel strong, and where I’ve always had good races and good fun. That said, the track rewards strong acceleration, which hasn't been one of our strongest points so far this year, so we’ll have to wait and see how we can manage the situation. We’ll keep working hard, as we did in Argentina, and we’ll try to find the best pace for the Sunday race."

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“I’m looking forward to this round. There’s something special about the atmosphere of the American races, and besides, this is a track that I like very much. I didn’t make it here last year, but I made the podium the previous two seasons so the memories of the track are good. Our pace in the first two rounds hasn’t been as good as we would’ve liked, and we absolutely need to keep working to find some more speed; all in all, we’re third in the Championship, and we need to make a step forward if we want to fight for the podium at every race."

Rider Standings

Pos.

Rider

Num

Nation

Points

Team

Constructor

1

Marquez Marc

93

SPA

41

Repsol Honda Team

Honda

2

Rossi Valentino

46

ITA

33

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Yamaha

3

Pedrosa Dani

26

SPA

27

Repsol Honda Team

Honda

4

Lorenzo Jorge

99

SPA

25

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Yamaha

5

Dovizioso Andrea

4

ITA

23

Ducati Team

Ducati

6

Espargaro Pol

44

SPA

19

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Yamaha

7

Barbera Hector

8

SPA

18

Avintia Racing

Ducati

8

Laverty Eugene

50

IRE

17

Aspar MotoGP Team

Ducati

9

Smith Bradley

38

GBR

16

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Yamaha

10

Vinales Maverick

25

SPA

10

Team Suzuki Ecstar

Suzuki

11

Espargaro Aleix

41

SPA

10

Team Suzuki Ecstar

Suzuki

12

Bradl Stefan

6

GER

9

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Aprilia

13

Bautista Alvaro

19

SPA

9

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Aprilia

14

Rabat Tito

53

SPA

8

Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS

Honda

15

Redding Scott

45

GBR

6

Octo Pramac Racing

Ducati

16

Pirro Michele

51

ITA

4

Ducati Team

Ducati

17

Miller Jack

43

AUS

2

Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS

Honda

Team Standings

Pos.

Team

Points

1

Repsol Honda Team

68

2

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

58

3

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

35

4

Ducati Team

23

5

Team Suzuki Ecstar

20

6

Avintia Racing

18

7

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

18

8

Aspar MotoGP Team

17

9

Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS

10

10

Octo Pramac Racing

6

Constructor Standings

Pos.

Team

Points

1

Yamaha

45

2

Honda

41

3

Ducati

33

4

Suzuki

15

5

Aprilia

12

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