For the fourth year in succession, the Circuit of the Americas will host a Grand Prix, now the only event in America.
A selection of stats to wet you appetite for Round 3 of the MotoGP™ World Championship
- In total, there have been 28 previous Grand Prix events hosted in the USA: Daytona – 2, Laguna Seca – 15, Indianapolis – 8 and Austin – 3.
- Marc Marquez has qualified on pole and won all three MotoGP™ races that have taken place in Austin.
- Andrea Dovizioso on a Ducati has finished on the podium in Austin for the last two years: Third in 2014 and second last year.
- The only podium finishes for Yamaha at Austin are third place finishes for Jorge Lorenzo in 2013 and Valentino Rossi last year.
- Marc Marquez has won on each of the seven occasions that he has raced in the MotoGP™ class in America; at Austin and Indianapolis for the last three years, and at Laguna Seca in 2013. Only once in these seven appearances in MotoGP™ in America has Marquez not been on pole; at Laguna Seca in 2013 when he qualified in second place on the grid behind Stefan Bradl.
- Two years ago in Austin, Marquez won by 4.124 seconds – his largest margin of victory in a MotoGP™ class, in a full dry weather race not involving a pit stop.
- British riders had a great day at the grand prix of Americas last year, with Sam Lowes winning the Moto2™ race and Danny Kent the Moto3™ race. It was the first time that two British riders have won solo grand prix races on the same day since the Grand Prix of Sweden in 1977 when Barry Sheene won the 500cc race on a Suzuki and Mick Grant the 250cc race riding a Kawasaki.
- The only riders currently competing in the MotoGP™ class who have won in the class at any of the American circuits are: Valentino Rossi, Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez.