Upon the restart – a five-lap dash to the checkered flag at Circuit of the Americas- Hayden lacked grip as Elias charged to the lead and earned the MotoAmerica Superbike race-one win. Hayden found himself in a heated battle with Monster Energy Graves Yamaha’s Josh Hayes, a four-time AMA Superbike winner.
Marc Marquez continues his reputation as the king of Austin’s Circuit of the Americas. The 23-year-old Repsol Honda rider, who won every race there since 2013 from pole, led all free practices Friday and Saturday.
The two-time MotoGP Champion, who won last weekend in Argentina, was untouchable once again during Austin MotoGP qualifying 2016. Marquez had earned the Austin MotoGP pole – his second-consecutive after Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina – with a 2:03.188 around the 3.4-mile Texas circuit containing 20 turns.
Yamaha obviously wants to retain Jorge Lorenzo, but the Spaniard has until round four at Jerez to decide. But rumors are heavy that Lorenzo will sign with Ducati, which can create an ideal situation for both parties – Lorenzo just may be able the perfect pilot to prove the performance of the Desmo.
Can anyone seriously stop Marc Marquez at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas? The Repsol Honda rider has dominated every MotoGP race since the Texan F1 circuit joined the MotoGP calendar in 2013, earning every victory from the pole. Marquez, who finished third at the season opener in Qatar and won last weekend in Argentina, wasted no time showing his strength at the 3.4-mile circuit containing 20 corners during the opening practice sessions Friday for the 2016 Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas.
Austin MotoGP FP1 Results 2016 Marc Marquez began his weekend in the most optimal way..
Two races, two different winners and five different podium finishers. That’s the way the 2016 MotoGP Championship is playing out ahead of round three this weekend at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas – the only stateside round on this year’s calendar.
Trailers take up loads of space, and if not stored in a garage, they can make your yard look, well, trashy. Enter the MotoTote MTX—a line of carriers that acts as a receiver and mounts the motorcycle parallel to the vehicle’s bumper, and takes up practically no space.
Since Circuit of the Americas joined the MotoGP Championship in 2013, only one rider has claimed victory there – Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez. The now-23-year-old Spaniard was also a rookie in that 2013 season, and his first-ever premier-class win occurred at COTA, which was eventually followed by his debut MotoGP title that same season.
Besides not having any experience with the spec Michelin tires or Magneti Marelli ECUs at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, the 21-rider grid was greeted with inclement weather conditions in Argentina. Due to the issues associated with the weather, only 13 riders finished the race.
Perfect racing conditions welcomed the 25-rider World Superbike grid for race one of round three at Motorland Aragon in Spain. All eyes were on the Kawasaki Racing Team duo of Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes; heading into Aragon, Rea had three wins – a double at the Phillip Island season opener and race one in Thailand – and Sykes had the remaining win, race two in Thailand.
The second round of the 2016 MotoGP Championship throttled into action Friday with the first of two free practices at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit in Argentina. This is the third year MotoGP raced at the South American circuit, and many challenges lay ahead due to some significant changes.
It’s nearly impossible to discuss the Isle of Man TT without mentioning the number-one racer currently competing – John McGuinness.
The 43-year-old “Morecambe Missile” began racing at the famed 37.73-mile Mountain Course in 1996, and has since earned 23 TT wins – the most of any rider currently competing. The only rider to have more TT wins is the late Joey Dunlop with 26.
Guy Martin always seems to take things one step further to please himself – and leagues of fans around the world. His latest feat was breaking the World Record for fastest speed on the Wall of Death, a circle built of boards that has been a show stopper at various events around the world since the early 1900s.
For the 2016 Isle of Man TT, Cameron Donald will look to build upon his two TT wins. But he won’t be with Norton or Padgetts this year; instead, he has signed with the Northern Ireland-based Wilson Craig Racing aboard Honda CBR machinery.
For the past two years, 23-time TT winner John McGuinness has dominated the Isle of Man SES TT Zero race aboard a MUGEN electric motorcycle. In both of the races, the man who finished runner-up was yet another MUGEN pilot – 10-time TT winner Bruce Anstey.