Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas - Austin - Preview
Date : 16/04/2013        

Repsol Honda riders return to Austin looking to regain points

This weekend the MotoGP family heads to the U.S.A for the second round of the Championship at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.

The first round took place in Qatar just over a week ago, and saw mixed fortunes for the Repsol Honda Team. Dani Pedrosa experienced issues with rear grip finishing 4th but rookie Marc Marquez had a great debut finishing 3rd.

As the team heads to Austin, where they were testing five weeks ago, Dani will be looking to regain his pre-season form and recover some points on his rivals with Marc focusing on confirming his great debut in the new class.

Dani Pedrosa  Dani Pedrosa - Championship Standing: 4th - 13 points
"Qatar was not the start we expected, but I know what the issue was so it's clear for the next race. We were in Austin just over a month ago and I'm sure this will be useful for us as we have a base setting, there are a lot of tight corners at this track and the pace changes from section to section. However, the track will be quite different with so many more bikes there and much more rubber laid down, so hope the bike will still work well"
Marc Marquez  Marc Marquez - Championship Standing: 3rd - 16 points
"To arrive on the podium in my first race was a dream come true, but now we must face the reality and focus on the job at hand. I am looking forward to going to Austin, it will be interesting as we have already been there testing and we found a good base set up. But we will see because it will be a different scenario with more rubber on the track and the conditions will change. We will concentrate on our work and our own agenda to prepare ourselves in the best possible way for the race"

Championship standings

1 Jorge Lorenzo 25 pts SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
2 Valentino Rossi 20 pts ITA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
3 Marc Marquez 16 pts SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
4 Dani Pedrosa 13 pts SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
5 Cal Crutchlow 11 pts GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
6 Alvaro Bautista 10 pts SPA HONDA & FTR Go & Fun Honda Gresini
7 Andrea Dovizioso 9 pts ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
8 Nicky Hayden 8 pts USA DUCATI Ducati Team
9 Andrea Iannone 7 pts ITA DUCATI Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team
10 Ben Spies 6 pts USA DUCATI Ignite Pramac Racing Team
11 Aleix Espargaro 5 pts SPA ART Power Electronics Aspar
12 Randy De Puniet 4 pts FRA ART Power Electronics Aspar
13 Hector Barbera 3 pts SPA FTR Avintia Blusens
14 Yonny Hernandez 2 pts COL PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
15 Hiroshi Aoyama 1 pt JPN FTR Avintia Blusens
16 Lukas Pesek 0 pts CZE IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project
17 Claudio Corti 0 pts ITA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
18 Michael Laverty 0 pts GBR PBM Paul Bird Motorsport

Circuit information

First race 2013
GPs held 0
Laps TBC
Race distance 5.513 km / 3.426 miles
Track length TBC
Track width 5m
Longest straight 1.200 km / 0.746 miles
Corners 20 (9 left, 11 right)
Pole position TBC


Circuit records

Pole position NA
Race lap NA
2010 Race time NA
MotoGP Wins NA
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