MotoGP's first grand prix in Austin, Texas had a perfect weather day during qualifying for the Ducati Team riders.
The action begins in Austin for Grand Prix of The Americas
Due to the upcoming Red Bull MotoGP of The Americas, the Circuit of The Americas™ informs those attending of their security checkpoints that will be in place.
World Champion Lorenzo is leading the 2013 standings and teammate Rossi right behind in second after the season opener in Qatar. Both are looking forward to the new challenge on the Circuit of The Americas
Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Soft & Medium; Rear: Soft, Medium & Hard (Asymmetric) at the Circuit of the Americas. The weather on Saturday for qualifying was Dry. Ambient 24-24°C; Track 45-46°C (Bridgestone measurement)
American rider Nicky Hayden had the opportunity to experience the Hermann Tilke-designed circuit last month on a road bike.
MotoGP Friday practice had on the Circuit of the Americas had one common element - grip - and it was also an issue for Repsol Honda duo. Marquez looks to focus on race setup.
Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Soft, Medium; Rear: Soft, Medium, Hard (Asymmetric) and Bridgestone wet tyre compounds available: Soft (Main), Hard (Alternative) are planned at the MotoGP debut event where selective teams tested at...
Andrea Iannone arrived in the United States early to ride to Laguna Seca in California.
Rossi was able to notch third row start despite his "struggle under breaking"
Márquez grabbed his first podium at Qatar but the younger rider approaches the weekend in pragmatic fashion.