Defending MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez won Sunday’s MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas 2017 while the winner of the first two races of the season Qatar and Argentina, Maverick Vinales crashed out of the race. This was Marquez fifth consecutive victory in Texas since the track was added to the calendar in 2013. Valentino Rossi beat Dani Pedrosa to finish second place, despite a penalty. Here’s a look at MotoGP of Americas 2017 highlights and results.
MotoGP of Americas 2017 Video Highlights
MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas 2017 Results
|17||Aleix Espargaro||2 Laps|
|DNF||Sam Lowes||10 Laps|
|DNF||Pol Espargaro||12 Laps|
|DNF||Loris Baz||13 Laps|
|DNF||Maverick Vinales||20 Laps|
|DNF||Karel Abraham||20 Lap|
The Circuit of the Americas in Austin will host the 3rd round of MotoGP 2017 season – Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas. It is scheduled to take place this weekend from 21 to 23 April. The previous visit was won by Marc Marquez but this season he failed to win the season’s opening two races and currently placed at the 8th spot in the table. You can watch MotoGP of Americas 2017 highlights video and race results below.
Maverick Vinales, who made his Yamaha debut has won first two races and will look to continue this at Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas. Vinales become the first Yamaha rider since Wayne Rainey in 1991 to win the opening two races of the MotoGP season.
Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas 2017 Schedule
Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas is the 3rd round of MotoGP season and will take place 21-23 April. The 1st and 2nd free Practice session will take place on Friday, 21st April while qualifying will take place on Saturday, 22nd April. the final race of the MotoGP of Americas 2017 is on Sunday, 23rd April.
Friday, 21 April 2017
- Mot03 – FP1 (14:00 uk time)
- MotoGP – FP1 (14:55 uk time)
- Moto2 – FP1 (15:55 uk time)
- Moto3 – FP2 (16:55 uk time)
- MotoGP – FP2 (17:50 uk time)
- Moto2 – FP2
Saturday, 22 April 2017
- Moto3 – FP3 (15:00 uk)
- MotoGP – FP3 (15:55 uk)
- Moto2 – FP3 (16:55 uk)
- Moto3 – Qualifying (17:35 uk)
- MotoGP – FP4 (18:00 uk)
- MotoGP – Qualifying 1
- MotoGP – Qualifying 2
- Moto2 – Qualifying
Sunday, 23 April 2017
- Moto3 – Warm-up (13:50 uk)
- Moto2 – Warm-up (14:10 uk)
- MotoGP – Warm-up (14:55 uk)
- Moto3 – RACE (17:00 uk)
- Moto2 – RACE (18:20 uk)
- MotoGP – RACE (20:00 uk)
Circuit of the Americas, Austin
The Circuit of the Americas (COTA) is a 5.5 km long and there are around 20 corners. The longest straight on this circuit is 1.2 km and it has the longest straight in the whole season.
MotoGP of Americas 2017 Highlights & Results
BT Sports will broadcast the race in the UK while beIN SPORTS will have a live race in the USA and middle east countries. Trans7 in Indonesia and Fox sports in Australia. If you do not have access to the network then you can visit this page to catch MotoGP of Americas highlights and full race video.
Marc Marquez dominates in Texas, wins fourth-straight Grand Prix of The Americas. Jorge Lorenzo finished second with Andrea Iannone rounding out the podium in third. Valentino Rossi crashed out of his first race since Aragon in 2014 with a front-end lose through Turn 2 on just the third lap.
Three races in and Marquez, on 66 points, leads the championship by 21 from Lorenzo, while he is also double Rossi’s tally on 33. Marquez is now unbeaten at the Circuit of The Americas since MotoGP’s maiden visit in 2013. The MotoGP World Championship now heads to Europe for the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez on April 24.