Marquez leads the way in Practice 1 in Austin

Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez set the fastest time of 2'08.756 in this morning's first free practice session for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas.

The times are around five seconds slower than those set during the test a month ago, where Marc set the fastest time of 2'03.281. Riders spoke about lack of grip due to the track conditions, which will gradually improve as more rubber gets laid down.

Marc Marquez 1st 2'08.756
"It feels like the first day when we were here for testing, the track has very little grip, so this morning I was just finding my rhythm and learning the lines again! There's not much more to say! The times were slow but I think this afternoon's free practice will be better"

Practice Results

Pos Rider Time Nat Bike Team
1 Marc Marquez 2'08.756 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Jorge Lorenzo 2'09.009 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
3 Dani Pedrosa 2'10.356 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
4 Andrea Dovizioso 2'10.665 ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
5 Nicky Hayden 2'10.801 USA DUCATI Ducati Team
6 Valentino Rossi 2'10.828 ITA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
7 Alvaro Bautista 2'10.910 SPA HONDA & FTR Go & Fun Honda Gresini
8 Cal Crutchlow 2'11.232 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
9 Stefan Bradl 2'11.929 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
10 Ben Spies 2'12.813 USA DUCATI Ignite Pramac Racing Team
11 Yonny Hernandez 2'13.058 COL PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
12 Claudio Corti 2'13.321 ITA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
13 Bradley Smith 2'13.339 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
14 Colin Edwards 2'13.694 USA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
15 Aleix Espargaro 2'13.970 SPA ART Power Electronics Aspar
16 Randy De Puniet 2'14.530 FRA ART Power Electronics Aspar
17 Karel Abraham 2'14.828 CZE ART Cardion AB Motoracing
18 Andrea Iannone 2'14.859 ITA DUCATI Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team
19 Danilo Petrucci 2'16.465 ITA IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project
20 Hiroshi Aoyama 2'16.481 JAP FTR Avintia Blusens
21 Bryan Staring 2'17.441 AUS HONDA & FTR Go & Fun Honda Gresini
22 Hector Barbera 2'17.685 SPA FTR Avintia Blusens
23 Michael Laverty 2'18.338 GBR PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
24 Lukas Pesek 2'18.684 CZE IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project
25 Blake Young 2'19.440 USA APR CRT Attack Performance
26 Mike Barnes 2'21.530 USA N/A GP Tech

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