MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2017 Austin MotoGP Warm Up Result: Marquez Holds Off Viñales

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Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda 2'04.070    
2 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 2'04.239 0.169 0.169
3 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 2'05.310 1.240 1.071
4 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 2'05.392 1.322 0.082
5 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 2'05.506 1.436 0.114
6 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha 2'05.624 1.554 0.118
7 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha 2'05.698 1.628 0.074
8 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 2'05.782 1.712 0.084
9 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 2'05.797 1.727 0.015
10 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 2'05.855 1.785 0.058
11 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki 2'05.995 1.925 0.140
12 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati 2'06.049 1.979 0.054
13 76 Loris Baz Ducati 2'06.460 2.390 0.411
14 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 2'06.519 2.449 0.059
15 43 Jack Miller Honda 2'06.548 2.478 0.029
16 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati 2'06.692 2.622 0.144
17 53 Tito Rabat Honda 2'06.718 2.648 0.026
18 45 Scott Redding Ducati 2'06.791 2.721 0.073
19 38 Bradley Smith KTM 2'07.233 3.163 0.442
20 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 2'07.456 3.386 0.223
21 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia 2'07.724 3.654 0.268
22 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 2'08.865 4.795 1.141
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2017 Austin Moto2 Warm Up Result: Nakagami Pips Morbidelli

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Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 2'10.089    
2 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 2'10.112 0.023 0.023
3 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 2'10.257 0.168 0.145
4 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM 2'10.799 0.710 0.542
5 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 2'10.967 0.878 0.168
6 19 Xavier Simeon Kalex 2'11.071 0.982 0.104
7 54 Mattia Pasini Kalex 2'11.170 1.081 0.099
8 68 Yonny Hernandez Kalex 2'11.265 1.176 0.095
9 23 Marcel Schrotter Suter 2'11.282 1.193 0.017
10 24 Simone Corsi Speed Up 2'11.353 1.264 0.071
11 77 Dominique Aegerter Suter 2'11.418 1.329 0.065
12 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 2'11.425 1.336 0.007
13 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 2'11.475 1.386 0.050
14 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex 2'11.548 1.459 0.073
15 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 2'11.551 1.462 0.003
16 32 Isaac Viñales Kalex 2'11.562 1.473 0.011
17 49 Axel Pons Kalex 2'11.575 1.486 0.013
18 97 Xavi Vierge Tech 3 2'11.696 1.607 0.121
19 11 Sandro Cortese Suter 2'11.725 1.636 0.029
20 60 Julian Simon Tech 3 2'11.785 1.696 0.060
21 40 Fabio Quartararo Kalex 2'11.970 1.881 0.185
22 10 Luca Marini Kalex 2'12.045 1.956 0.075
23 88 Ricard Cardus KTM 2'12.054 1.965 0.009
24 5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex 2'12.146 2.057 0.092
25 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 2'12.148 2.059 0.002
26 42 Francesco Bagnaia Kalex 2'12.327 2.238 0.179
27 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 2'12.346 2.257 0.019
28 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 2'12.506 2.417 0.160
29 52 Danny Kent Suter 2'12.599 2.510 0.093
30 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 2'13.238 3.149 0.639
31 47 Axel Bassani Speed Up 2'13.631 3.542 0.393
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2017 Austin Moto3 Warm Up Result: Canet Continues His Dominion

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Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 44 Aron Canet Honda 2'16.427    
2 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 2'16.631 0.204 0.204
3 16 Andrea Migno KTM 2'16.650 0.223 0.019
4 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 2'16.847 0.420 0.197
5 5 Romano Fenati Honda 2'16.859 0.432 0.012
6 88 Jorge Martin Honda 2'16.980 0.553 0.121
7 64 Bo Bendsneyder KTM 2'17.000 0.573 0.020
8 40 Darryn Binder KTM 2'17.180 0.753 0.180
9 95 Jules Danilo Honda 2'17.185 0.758 0.005
10 8 Nicolo Bulega KTM 2'17.414 0.987 0.229
11 36 Joan Mir Honda 2'17.430 1.003 0.016
12 17 John Mcphee Honda 2'17.436 1.009 0.006
13 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 2'17.462 1.035 0.026
14 11 Livio Loi Honda 2'17.760 1.333 0.298
15 42 Marcos Ramirez KTM 2'17.786 1.359 0.026
16 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 2'17.910 1.483 0.124
17 19 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 2'17.988 1.561 0.078
18 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 2'18.072 1.645 0.084
19 75 Albert Arenas Mahindra 2'18.191 1.764 0.119
20 12 Marco Bezzecchi Mahindra 2'18.243 1.816 0.052
21 58 Juanfran Guevara KTM 2'18.249 1.822 0.006
22 41 Nakarin Atiratphuvapat Honda 2'18.409 1.982 0.160
23 7 Adam Norrodin Honda 2'18.465 2.038 0.056
24 71 Ayumu Sasaki Honda 2'18.476 2.049 0.011
25 84 Jakub Kornfeil Peugeot 2'18.621 2.194 0.145
26 6 Maria Herrera KTM 2'18.980 2.553 0.359
27 96 Manuel Pagliani Mahindra 2'19.176 2.749 0.196
28 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 2'19.496 3.069 0.320
29 48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Mahindra 2'19.616 3.189 0.120
30 27 Kaito Toba Honda 2'19.812 3.385 0.196
31 4 Patrik Pulkkinen Peugeot 2'20.700 4.273 0.888
32 18 Gabriel Martinez-Abrego KTM 2'22.140 5.713 1.440
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2017 Austin MotoGP Moto2 Qualifying Result: Will It Be A Third-Time Charm?

Franco Morbidelli grabbed pole position at the Circuit of the Americas track Saturday and gave himself a good chance to start his season with three wins out of three races. Morbidelli's 2'09.379 put him one tenth clear of the field but more importantly, it also showed that his pace is as fast as it is consistent.

In the first free practice, the Italian was second fastest, in the second practice he was again. In the third practice, he was third fastest and then in qualifying, he came out on top. As the winner of the first two races, he looks tough to beat come Sunday. 

But Mattia Pasini (2nd) and Alex Marquez (3rd) plan to have a say in the matter. Pasini is a little more than a tenth back in qualifying with Marquez an additional tenth. Moreover, the two other front-row starters have had good race pace all weekend.

Takaaki Nakagami (4th) continued a strong COTA weekend (especially for a track he has admitted he does not like) and leads the second row. Thomas Luthi, who early in qualifying looked like he might grab the front row, slipped into fifth. Dominique Aegerter made a huge leap forward with a sixth, his best showing of the weekend. 

Miguel Oliveira, fastest in the first practice Friday and second-fastest in FP3, slid to seventh, just nipping Xavier Simeon (8th). Ricard Cardus (9th) and Marcel Schrotter rounded out the top ten.

Result:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'09.379    
2 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'09.546 0.167 / 0.167
3 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 2'09.621 0.242 / 0.075
4 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'09.960 0.581 / 0.339
5 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 2'09.980 0.601 / 0.020
6 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'10.301 0.922 / 0.321
7 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 2'10.317 0.938 / 0.016
8 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 2'10.358 0.979 / 0.041
9 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 2'10.366 0.987 / 0.008
10 88 Ricard CARDUS KTM 2'10.417 1.038 / 0.051
11 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 2'10.478 1.099 / 0.061
12 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 2'10.478 1.099  
13 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 2'10.491 1.112 / 0.013
14 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'10.500 1.121 / 0.009
15 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 2'10.539 1.160 / 0.039
16 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 2'10.682 1.303 / 0.143
17 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 2'10.748 1.369 / 0.066
18 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Kalex 2'10.759 1.380 / 0.011
19 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'10.804 1.425 / 0.045
20 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'10.813 1.434 / 0.009
21 60 Julian SIMON Tech 3 2'10.864 1.485 / 0.051
22 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 2'10.912 1.533 / 0.048
23 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'10.923 1.544 / 0.011
24 52 Danny KENT Suter 2'10.932 1.553 / 0.009
25 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 2'11.012 1.633 / 0.080
26 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 2'11.055 1.676 / 0.043
27 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 2'11.351 1.972 / 0.296
28 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 2'11.715 2.336 / 0.364
29 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 2'12.162 2.783 / 0.447
30 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 2'12.638 3.259 / 0.476
31 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 2'13.061 3.682 / 0.423
32 47 Axel BASSANI Speed Up 2'13.922 4.543 / 0.861
             

 

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2017 Austin MotoGP Qualifying Result: A Tenth Will Get You Five

Marc Marquez continued his mastery of the Circuit of the Americas Saturday with a scorching final lap of 2'02.741 to grab his fifth straight pole position as qualifying time expired at the Texas track. Maverick Vinales, who has been trading top times with Marquez the whole weekend, got pushed into second after he appeared to have the pole sealed up.

Valentino Rossi continued his steady improvement over the weekend to grab the final front-row spot on his final flying lap -- but still nearly a second slower than Marquez. Dani Pedrosa (4th) who has been quick and steady all weekend just pipped Johan Zarco (5th) at the end of the 15-minute Q2. Jorge Lorenzo (6th) made a huge jump forward on the factory Ducati with the final spot on the second row.

Andrea Dovizioso (7th), who has a miserable FP4 with two mechanical failures, leads the third row at two-tenths off teammate Lorenzo's time. Eighth-place Jonas Folger completed completed a Yamaha four-for-four with all of the manufacturer's bikes qualifying in the top 10. Cal Crutchlow crashed early in the short session but still managed a ninth-fastest time, just ahead of Scott Redding (10th).

Marquez, who has won every race he has entered at COTA, didn’t waste any time trying to establish dominance in the short session. But perhaps that's because for the first time at the Austin track, he appears to have a geniune rival in Vinales.

Straight away, Marquez jumped into the high 2’03s by his second fast lap. Then, seven minutes into the session, he turned up the wick even higher with a 2’03.042 -- the fastest MotoGP lap of the weekend at that point. 

But unlike the previous five years, someone had a response for the King of Texas. As the rest of 12-bike field fought for the remaining positions, Vinales and Marquez set their sights on pole with both riders dropping into the 2'02s -- the only two riders to do so this weekend. With time nearly expired, Vinales appeared poised to grab pole with his fastest ever lap at the track, a 2'02.871.

His only liability? Vinales did it with seconds remaining on the clock which has proven to be all Marquez needs in the Lone Star state. The World Champion responded emphatically with a final blistering 2'02.741 -- five tenths of a second from his own 2015 lap record. 

Result:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'02.741    
2 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 2'02.871 0.130 / 0.130
3 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'03.673 0.932 / 0.802
4 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2'03.866 1.125 / 0.193
5 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 2'03.928 1.187 / 0.062
6 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 2'04.151 1.410 / 0.223
7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'04.431 1.690 / 0.280
8 94 Jonas FOLGER Yamaha 2'04.623 1.882 / 0.192
9 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 2'04.661 1.920 / 0.038
10 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 2'04.673 1.932 / 0.012
11 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 2'05.741 3.000 / 1.068
12 43 Jack MILLER Honda 2'05.970 3.229 / 0.229
13 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 2'05.221 0.783 / 0.573
14 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 2'05.231 0.793 / 0.010
15 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 2'05.541 1.103 / 0.310
16 53 Tito RABAT Honda 2'05.920 1.482 / 0.379
17 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 2'05.931 1.493 / 0.011
18 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 2'06.258 1.820 / 0.327
19 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 2'06.295 1.857 / 0.037
20 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 2'07.232 2.794 / 0.937
20 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 2'07.601 3.163 / 0.369
  41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia      

 

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2017 Austin MotoGP FP4 Result: Marquez Fastest, A Bad Day For Dovi

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Marc Marquez has finished the final session of free practice as fastest, the Repsol Honda rider leading an eventful session throughout. Dani Pedrosa ended as second quickest, though Pedrosa then immediately crashed in Turn 1 after setting his best time. Pedrosa was not the only faller: Sam Lowes also crashed in the same spot.

Pedrosa and Lowes were not the only riders left stranded however: Aleix Espargaro found himself stopped at trackside with a mysterious technical issue, which left him furious. But he was not as unlucky as Andrea Dovizioso. The factory Ducati rider had a technical problem with his first bike, quickly got back to the pits to jump aboard his second bike, which then promptly also stopped. 

Maverick Viñales ended the session in third, over half a second off the pace of Marquez, and half a second ahead of another brace of Hondas in fourth and fifth, Jack Miller just ahead of Cal Crutchlow. Johann Zarco ended in sixth, while Andrea Dovizioso finished in seventh, despite his technical issues.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda 2'04.201    
2 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 2'04.658 0.457 0.457
3 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 2'04.760 0.559 0.102
4 43 Jack Miller Honda 2'05.213 1.012 0.453
5 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 2'05.368 1.167 0.155
6 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha 2'05.388 1.187 0.020
7 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 2'05.438 1.237 0.050
8 76 Loris Baz Ducati 2'05.698 1.497 0.260
9 45 Scott Redding Ducati 2'05.732 1.531 0.034
10 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki 2'05.783 1.582 0.051
11 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 2'05.910 1.709 0.127
12 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 2'05.952 1.751 0.042
13 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati 2'06.032 1.831 0.080
14 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha 2'06.238 2.037 0.206
15 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati 2'06.484 2.283 0.246
16 53 Tito Rabat Honda 2'06.518 2.317 0.034
17 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 2'06.521 2.320 0.003
18 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 2'06.541 2.340 0.020
19 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 2'07.238 3.037 0.697
20 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 2'07.565 3.364 0.327
21 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia 2'07.827 3.626 0.262
22 38 Bradley Smith KTM 2'08.797 4.596 0.970

 

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2017 Austin MotoGP Moto3 QP Result: Even Lap Records Are Bigger In Texas

Aron Canet put in the qualifying performance of the young season Saturday, blitzing the old COTA track record by nearly three-quarters of a second with a pole-winning 2’14.644.

Canet’s time, the first-ever sub 2’15 lap at the 5.5 kilometer track near Austin, Texas, left him nearly a full second clear of the field in a class where typically three tenths is a significant gap in a dry session. The time also marks a nearly flawless weekend for the young Spaniard who dominated every practice but one.

Joan Mir, winner of the season's first two races, might have put his weekend struggles behind with a series of late fast laps that jumped him into the second slot on the grid -- but nearly a full-second behind pole-sitter Canet. Romano Fenati, who led the previous practice, took the final spot on the front row with a late charge.

Nicolo Bulega leads the second row after a series of laps in the 2'15s. Jorge Martin, second-fastest in FP3, held on to fifth. Four-hundredths behind him was Fabio Di Giannantonio with his best qualifying performance of the season. Enea Bastianini set his fastest lap of the weekend to take the second row's final slot. 

Result:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 44 Aron CANET Honda 2'14.644    
2 36 Joan MIR Honda 2'15.631 0.987 / 0.987
3 5 Romano FENATI Honda 2'15.641 0.997 / 0.010
4 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 2'15.815 1.171 / 0.174
5 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 2'15.921 1.277 / 0.106
6 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 2'15.962 1.318 / 0.041
7 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 2'16.032 1.388 / 0.070
8 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'16.060 1.416 / 0.028
9 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'16.199 1.555 / 0.139
10 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 2'16.284 1.640 / 0.085
11 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'16.340 1.696 / 0.056
12 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'16.343 1.699 / 0.003
13 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 2'16.503 1.859 / 0.160
14 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 2'16.557 1.913 / 0.054
15 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'16.647 2.003 / 0.090
16 11 Livio LOI Honda 2'16.753 2.109 / 0.106
17 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'16.808 2.164 / 0.055
18 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'16.862 2.218 / 0.054
19 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'16.938 2.294 / 0.076
20 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 2'17.007 2.363 / 0.069
21 95 Jules DANILO Honda 2'17.113 2.469 / 0.106
22 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 2'17.141 2.497 / 0.028
23 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 2'17.198 2.554 / 0.057
24 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 2'17.272 2.628 / 0.074
25 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 2'17.410 2.766 / 0.138
26 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 2'17.734 3.090 / 0.324
27 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'17.957 3.313 / 0.223
28 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 2'17.998 3.354 / 0.041
29 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 2'18.206 3.562 / 0.208
30 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 2'18.606 3.962 / 0.400
31 18 Gabriel MARTINEZ-ABREGO KTM 2'19.074 4.430 / 0.468
32 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 2'19.544 4.900 / 0.470

 

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2017 Austin MotoGP Moto2 FP3 Result: Marquez Hangs On

Alex Marquez held on to the top spot on the timesheet for the third Moto2 practice Saturday at the Circuit of the Americas track near Austin, Texas. Marquez's 2'10.164 was the fastest Moto2 lap of the weekend.

Miguel Oliveira, fastest in FP1, finished the session one-tenth behind and championship leader Franco Morbidelli -- winner of the first two races of the season -- ended the session as the third-fastest rider, just three-thousandths from the second-fastest time with qualifying practice coming up later in the day.

Unlike the MotoGP third practice, the Moto2 field generally stayed upright as temperatures warmed at midday.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 2'10.164    
2 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 2'10.306 0.142 / 0.142
3 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'10.309 0.145 / 0.003
4 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'10.525 0.361 / 0.216
5 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'10.836 0.672 / 0.311
6 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 2'10.859 0.695 / 0.023
7 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 2'10.892 0.728 / 0.033
8 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 2'11.158 0.994 / 0.266
9 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'11.302 1.138 / 0.144
10 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'11.363 1.199 / 0.061
11 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 2'11.392 1.228 / 0.029
12 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'11.411 1.247 / 0.019
13 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Kalex 2'11.424 1.260 / 0.013
14 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 2'11.505 1.341 / 0.081
15 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 2'11.528 1.364 / 0.023
16 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 2'11.545 1.381 / 0.017
17 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'11.557 1.393 / 0.012
18 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 2'11.585 1.421 / 0.028
19 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 2'11.644 1.480 / 0.059
20 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 2'11.709 1.545 / 0.065
21 52 Danny KENT Suter 2'11.748 1.584 / 0.039
22 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 2'11.838 1.674 / 0.090
23 60 Julian SIMON Tech 3 2'11.849 1.685 / 0.011
24 88 Ricard CARDUS KTM 2'12.250 2.086 / 0.401
25 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 2'12.577 2.413 / 0.327
26 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 2'12.601 2.437 / 0.024
27 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 2'12.676 2.512 / 0.075
28 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 2'12.699 2.535 / 0.023
29 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'13.137 2.973 / 0.438
30 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 2'14.172 4.008 / 1.035
31 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 2'14.509 4.345 / 0.337
32 47 Axel BASSANI Speed Up 2'14.937 4.773 / 0.428
             

 

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2017 Austin MotoGP FP3 Result: Vinales Fastest While The Party Crashes

Cooler temperatures, gusty winds and a bumpy track conspired to create a crash-filled third practice at the Circuit of the Americas Saturday but the season's dominant rider so far, Maverick Vinales, appeared untroubled by the chaos around him.

Vinales, winner of the seasson's first two races, became the first MotoGP rider at the Circuit of the Americas to dip into the 2'03s this weekend with a 2'03.979 on his second-to-last lap of the morning session that saw multiple crashes including two from reigning world champion Marc Marquez.

And Marquez was hardly the only crasher. Alex Rins, Andrea Dovizioso, Andrea Iannone, Alvaro Bautista, Aleix Espargaro (twice), Alex Lowes, Jorge Lorenzo all went down in the session with riders blaming track temperatures that were 20-degrees (F) cooler than Friday and a bumpy, unpredicable, humid surface that has upset the handling of nearly all of the bikes.

Nearly, but not all. None of the four Yamahas crashed Saturday morning -- neither did any of the KTMs but they are much further down the order. The Yamaha chassis seemingly copes well with the uneven track that has left nearly all of the riders complaining about the condition of the surface. Marquez, in an interview with the Spanish press, noted that he followed Johann Zarco for a time on the track. 

The Yamaha chassis at full lean, he said, seems to move through the bumps largely undisturbed while the Honda is bucking and weaving mid-corner. A clear indication of the Honda's difficult, unpredicable handling at the Texas track this year, Marquez managed both a lowside at Turn 15 and a highside minutes later at Turn 18 in FP3.   

FP3 Results:

Riders who advance straight to Q2 in bold when combined practice times from FP1 and FP2 are factored in. The top two riders from Q1 also will advance to Q2.  

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 2'03.979    
2 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2'04.296 0.317 / 0.317
3 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 2'04.677 0.698 / 0.381
4 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'04.687 0.708 / 0.010
5 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 2'04.956 0.977 / 0.269
6 43 Jack MILLER Honda 2'05.272 1.293 / 0.316
7 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 2'05.653 1.674 / 0.381
8 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 2'05.752 1.773 / 0.099
9 53 Tito RABAT Honda 2'05.768 1.789 / 0.016
10 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 2'05.872 1.893 / 0.104
11 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'05.910 1.931 / 0.038
12 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 2'05.930 1.951 / 0.020
13 94 Jonas FOLGER Yamaha 2'06.127 2.148 / 0.197
14 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 2'06.188 2.209 / 0.061
15 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'06.915 2.936 / 0.727
16 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 2'07.538 3.559 / 0.623
17 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 2'08.257 4.278 / 0.719
18 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 2'08.350 4.371 / 0.093
19 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 2'09.044 5.065 / 0.694
20 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 2'09.135 5.156 / 0.091
21 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 2'10.418 6.439 / 1.283
22 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 2'12.196 8.217 / 1.778
  42 Alex RINS Suzuki      

 

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2017 Austin MotoGP Moto3 FP3 Result: Fenati Joins The Party

What began as another session dominated by Aron Canet – easily the fastest rider in the first two practices – ended with dual surprises when Jorge Martin and then Romano Fenati pushed the young Spaniard off the top of the timesheet at the session’s end.

Fenati’s 2’16.273 – the fastest Moto3 lap of the weekend so far -- came on his final lap at Saturday’s FP3 under cool conditions and cloudy skies. Jorge Martin finished the session at the Circuit of the Americas track two-tenths back with Canet another two-tenths in arrears to end the session as third quickest.

The trio were the only three riders to drop into the 2’16s. Darryn Binder led the 2'17 pack with the fourth fastest time -- a leap forward from his FP2 time that left him down at 15th on the timesheet. Enea Bastianini (5th) appears to be be finding more consistency than he has shown in his first two races. Nicolo Bulega, who neared the top of the timesheet early in the session, was pushed down to sixth near the end of practice. 

Canet dominated the session early on the first rider to drop into the 2'17s. Bulega briefly pushed the 17-year-old, second-year rider into second but then Canet answered back with the first 2'16 lap of the session. He would hold that top spot for nearly all of FP3 but riders began inching closer. First Martin and then Fenati pushed him back and the final seconds ticked away. Canet, however, also appeared to be on a fast final lap when he was balked by another rider.

Joan Mir, winner of the first two races in 2017, ended the session in 14th place more than a second off the pace.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 5 Romano FENATI Honda 2'16.273    
2 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 2'16.479 0.206 / 0.206
3 44 Aron CANET Honda 2'16.770 0.497 / 0.291
4 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'17.049 0.776 / 0.279
5 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 2'17.117 0.844 / 0.068
6 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 2'17.151 0.878 / 0.034
7 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'17.191 0.918 / 0.040
8 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 2'17.311 1.038 / 0.120
9 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'17.423 1.150 / 0.112
10 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 2'17.498 1.225 / 0.075
11 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 2'17.500 1.227 / 0.002
12 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 2'17.550 1.277 / 0.050
13 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'17.634 1.361 / 0.084
14 36 Joan MIR Honda 2'17.654 1.381 / 0.020
15 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'17.658 1.385 / 0.004
16 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'17.987 1.714 / 0.329
17 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 2'18.009 1.736 / 0.022
18 11 Livio LOI Honda 2'18.219 1.946 / 0.210
19 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'18.261 1.988 / 0.042
20 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'18.320 2.047 / 0.059
21 95 Jules DANILO Honda 2'18.432 2.159 / 0.112
22 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 2'18.565 2.292 / 0.133
23 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 2'18.654 2.381 / 0.089
24 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'18.708 2.435 / 0.054
25 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 2'18.812 2.539 / 0.104
26 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 2'19.322 3.049 / 0.510
27 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 2'19.328 3.055 / 0.006
28 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 2'19.354 3.081 / 0.026
29 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 2'19.373 3.100 / 0.019
30 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 2'19.435 3.162 / 0.062
31 18 Gabriel MARTINEZ-ABREGO KTM 2'19.951 3.678 / 0.516
32 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 2'20.771 4.498 / 0.820

 

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