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GP of the Americas (2018)

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20 Apr - 22 Apr
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Dovizioso: Austin confirms Ducati weakness "too big"

MotoGP points leader Andrea Dovizioso says last weekend's Austin race has confirmed that Ducati's negative aspects remain "too big".

Iannone was “about to explode” before Austin podium

Andrea Iannone has said he was close to exploding with anger before scoring his first MotoGP podium as a Suzuki rider in last weekend’s Austin race.

Vinales can "smell victory" after strong COTA showing

Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales says he can "smell" a first MotoGP victory in almost a year after taking second place in last weekend's Austin race.

Crutchlow: "I'm not a sixth-place rider anymore"

Cal Crutchlow has said he is no longer a "sixth-place rider" after crashing out of the Austin MotoGP race in pursuit of a podium finish.

Pedrosa "totally finished" after "unthinkable" COTA result

An injured Dani Pedrosa said he was "totally finished" after MotoGP's Austin round, but was happy to take seventh, which seemed "unthinkable" before the race.

Lorenzo: Austin performance "difficult to accept"

Ducati rider Jorge Lorenzo says his torrid showing in the MotoGP race in Austin made him feel “very sad” and was “difficult to accept”.

Miller rode with shoulder tear, cracked collarbone

Jack Miller says finishing ninth at the Circuit of the Americas was a positive result given he was nursing a shoulder injury and a crack in his collarbone thanks to a pre-weekend mountain bike crash.

Marquez: Argentina criticism gave me "special motivation"

Marc Marquez says the criticism he received in the wake of the controversial Argentina MotoGP race gave him “special motivation”, as he dominated Sunday’s race at Austin.

Austin MotoGP: Marquez romps to sixth COTA victory

Marc Marquez overcame a grid penalty to score a sixth straight MotoGP race victory at the Circuit of the Americas in typically dominant fashion.

Austin MotoGP: Marquez leads Vinales in warm-up

Marc Marquez convincingly led the way in morning warm-up for MotoGP's Grand Prix of the Americas at Austin, six tenths of a second ahead of polesitter Maverick Vinales.

Pedrosa unsure he can "handle" full Austin race

Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa says he is unsure whether he will be able to complete Sunday’s 20-lap race at Austin due to the pain he is suffering in his wrist.

Analysis: Is the king of COTA's reign under threat?

While Marc Marquez looks to be in prime position to continue his streak of MotoGP wins at the Circuit of the Americas, we analyse who could potentially give the Spaniard a run for his money in Sunday's race.

Crutchlow blames tyre “lottery” for poor Austin qualifying run

MotoGP points leader Cal Crutchlow has shrugged off his poor qualifying at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas and put his third-row starting position down to a “bad tyre”.

Marquez explains Vinales block in Austin qualifying

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says the block on Maverick Vinales that cost him pole for the Austin race happened because he was focused on keeping Andrea Iannone ahead.

Marquez gets three-place penalty for blocking Vinales

Marc Marquez will start Sunday's MotoGP race at Austin from fourth on the grid after being penalised for blocking Maverick Vinales in qualifying.

Austin MotoGP: Marquez on pole, but under investigation

Marc Marquez provisionally continued his unbroken run of MotoGP pole positions at the Circuit of the Americas, but is under investigation for baulking closest rival Maverick Vinales.

Austin MotoGP: Marquez tops rain-disrupted FP3

Honda rider Marc Marquez dominated a rain-disrupted third MotoGP free practice session at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin.

Marquez wary of Vinales threat in Austin

Marc Marquez has pinpointed Maverick Vinales as his biggest challenger for victory in this weekend's MotoGP race at the Circuit of the Americas.

Rossi says Austin track condition a "disaster"

Valentino Rossi has labelled the condition of the Circuit of the Americas a "disaster" after two MotoGP practice sessions held on an increasingly bumpy and dirty track surface.

Miller says Austin rocks “like bullets” broke windscreen

Argentinian Grand Prix poleman Jack Miller says the poor condition of Austin’s Circuit of the Americas caused a broken windscreen in practice for this weekend’s MotoGP event.

Pedrosa: Austin points would give pain "meaning"

Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa says scoring points in this weekend's Austin race would make the pain he's suffering from his broken wrist worthwhile.

Austin MotoGP: Iannone tops FP2 as Marquez crashes

Suzuki’s Andrea Iannone set a shock fastest time in second free practice for MotoGP's Grand Prix of the Americas at Austin on Friday afternoon.

Dovizioso says Austin bumps remain “very, very bad”

MotoGP riders say that the efforts to reduce the bumps at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas have failed to address the issue, while simultaneously creating a huge amount of dust on the track’s surface.

Austin MotoGP: Marquez leads Rossi in first practice

Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez set the pace in first practice at Austin, beating nearest challenger Valentino Rossi by a little under four tenths of a second.

Miller urges Rossi and Marquez to end "immature" feud

Jack Miller says the "silly and immature" feud between Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez needs to end, as it threatens the safety of MotoGP riders.

Injured Pedrosa to attempt to race in Austin

Dani Pedrosa will attempt to ride in this weekend's MotoGP round at Austin despite having to undergo surgery last week, his Honda team has announced.

Austin working to reduce bumps for MotoGP race

The Circuit of the Americas is working to reduce the bumps in its track surface for next month's MotoGP race following criticism by riders last year.