Americas GP – MotoGP Schedule Americas GP 2021

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha official

We got to Austin with a 48 point lead and then there will be three races left, so my mindset remains the same as in Misano. At first, my goal was not to think about the championship before the San Marino GP, but I decided to continue. I think that’s the right thing for me to do: live the moment and fight for victory if I can. Misano almost gave my mother a heart attack and my father thanked him. I already had this idea earlier this year that “it doesn’t matter if I fight for the championship or not, I want to win.” That was the case with Misano, and I want it to continue“.

Franco Morbidelli, Yamaha official

I love riding in Austin. It’s a difficult road but I love it. In 2019, the last time we went to MotoGP, I had a good result. I hope to be there, improve the feeling with the bike and improve my overall performance. We made a lot of progress during the Misano test. I already had more sensations on the last lap of the second day than on the first laps of the first. It is already positive. We move forward and try to move forward as fast as possible“.

Valentino Rossi, Yamaha SRT

I really like Austin and last time was a great weekend for me. I was very strong both in qualifying and in the race and I finished on the podium. We’ll see what happens but it’s very good that we can go this year. I can’t wait after last year’s cancellation. We have to wait to be there to assess our potential, but I am optimistic and hope that we can improve some aspects so that we can have a good race.“.

Andrea Dovizioso, Yamaha SRT

There is still a lot to work on, but it was good to have the Misano test to spend more time with the bike. I’m not sure what to expect this weekend … I’m waiting to see what state the track is in and its level of grip. It’s a very demanding track and the last time I went there were a lot of times, but I think they’ve done a bit of work since then. Time, of course, will have an impact, but it will be the same for everyone. It’s very difficult to predict what will happen, but I hope to continue to improve this weekend“.

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati officer

These days of rest before the race in the United States and after the test in Misano have been useful for me to recharge my batteries and savor the two victories, especially the last one on the home circuit! In both Aragon and Misano, from the free practice on Friday I felt comfortable with cycling. Overall, my feeling about Desmosedici has been very positive in the last two races. I hope to have the same feeling here in Austin and be so competitive this weekend. The difference with the championship is still big and there are only four races left, so it will be essential to be consistent and contribute as many points as possible.“.

Jack Miller, Ducati officer

I’m happy to be back in the United States. I love the Austin track and got on the podium the last time we ran here in 2019, so I hope to do it again this year. In the last race in Misano and in the two days of testing we had last week on the same circuit, I had a very good feeling with the bike, so I’m sure to enter this GP. My goal is to fight for a good result here in America“.

Joan Mir, Suzuki Officer

The Circuit of the Americas (COTA) is a place I don’t know very well, I rode there in the lower classes but only once in MotoGP during my first year, because we couldn’t come last year because of the pandemic. It is a very interesting track because it is very varied and everything has to be balanced with the bike. I think our GSX-RR can work well here, especially in the fluid sections. I’m excited to start this weekend and go back here“.

Alex Rins, Suzuki officer

I am so happy to be back in Texas! I got my first MotoGP win here in 2019 and it was a very special race with a very nice battle against Rossi, a huge crowd and a very nice celebration with my team. I will start the weekend with these good memories in mind and I really hope to get another great result back. I became a dad last week and it is an added motivation to have a great weekend! I know our bike can work well on this track“.

Marc Márquez, Honda officer

I’m really looking forward to going to Austin, especially since we arrived after two good races in Aragon and Misano. It’s a track that I like and I’ve had good results with, but this year is a little different from our current situation. As always, it will be important to work all weekend and see where we are on Sunday morning. Anyway, it will be great to come back because it is a race that I always enjoy a lot“.

Pol Espargaró, Honda officer

After a good test I am happy to go to Austin. It’s a fun track and it will be great to see MotoGP fans outside of Europe. We discovered a few things during the test in Misano. Austin will be a good place to try them as it is a very varied circuit. I’ve already done a few top 10s there, so hopefully we can make the most of it this weekend“.

Iker Lecuona, KTM Tech3

We haven’t been to Austin in a long time. I remember there were many blows in 2019, so it wasn’t easy. It will also be his first time participating in MotoGP. From what I’ve learned so far in this class, the track changes completely when you get on the big bike, so my first focus on Friday will be to learn the track very quickly and try to fight for the top positions. Obviously we have to wait for the weather and the conditions of the asphalt“.

Danilo Petrucci, KTM Tech3

Austin is still a pretty tough track, but since we couldn’t get there last year, I want to see how it is with my KTM. The straight will probably not be the best place for us, but there are also a lot of interesting twists, so maybe we can be quick. The goal is to score points because in Misano we fought hard but without reward. I really hope we can make it to America this weekend“.

History of the MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas

  • GP of the Americas 2013 :
  • GP of the Americas 2014 :
  • GP of the Americas 2015 :
  • GP of the Americas 2016 :
  • GP of the Americas 2017 :
  • GP of the Americas 2018 :
  • GP of the Americas 2019 :
  • GP of the Americas 2020 :

2021 American GP Schedules in Austin (French time)

Friday, October 1st

  • 16:00 – 16:40: FP1 Moto3 free practice
  • 16:55 – 17:40: FP1 MotoGP free practice
  • 17:55 – 18:35: Free training FP1 Moto2
  • 20:15 – 20:55: Free training FP2 Moto3
  • 21:10 – 21:55: Free FP2 MotoGP training
  • 10:10 pm – 10:50 pm: FP2 Moto2 free practice

Saturday, October 2

  • 16:00 – 16:40: FP3 Moto3 free practice
  • 16:55 – 17:40: FP3 MotoGP free practice
  • 17:55 – 18:35: Free training FP3 Moto2
  • 19:35 – 20:15: Moto3 qualifying practices
  • 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Free MotoGP FP4 training
  • 21:10 – 21:25: MotoGP QP1 qualifying practice
  • 21:35 – 21:50: MotoGP QP2 qualifying practice
  • 10.10pm – 10.50pm: Moto2 qualifying practice
  • 00:00 -00: 45: MotoGP press conference

Sunday, October 3rd

  • 15:40 – 16:00: Moto3 warm-up
  • 16:10 – 16:30: Moto2 warm-up
  • 4:40 pm – 5:00 pm: MotoGP warm-up
  • 6:00 pm: Moto3 race
  • 7:20 pm: Moto2 race
  • 21:00: MotoGP race
  • 22:45 – 23:30: MotoGP press conference

Circuit of the Americas (COTA)

  • Lap record: Marc Márquez (Honda) in 2015:
  • Race lap record: Marc Márquez (Honda) in 2014:

Ranking of the 2021 MotoGP World Championship before Austin

  1. Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha FRA 234 points
  2. Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati ITA 186 points
  3. Joan MIR Suzuki SPA 167 points
  4. Johann ZARCO Ducati FRA 141 points
  5. Jack MILLER Ducati AUS 140 points
  6. Brad BINDER KTM RSA 124 points
  7. Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia SPA 104 points
  8. Maverick VIÑALES Aprilia SPA 98 points
  9. Marc MARQUEZ Honda SPA 92 points
  10. Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM FOR 87 points
  11. Jorge MARTIN Ducati SPA 71 points
  12. Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda JPN 70 points
  13. Alex RINS Suzuki SPA 68 points
  14. Pol ESPARGARO Honda SPA 64 points
  15. Enea BASTIANINI Ducati ITA 61 points
  16. Alex MARQUEZ Honda SPA 50 points
  17. Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha ITA 40 points
  18. Iker LECUONA KTM SPA 38 points
  19. Danilo PETRUCCI KTM ITA 37 points
  20. Luca MARINI Ducati ITA 28 points
  21. Valentino ROSSI Yamaha ITA 28 points
  22. Stefan BRADL Honda GER 13 points
  23. Michele PIRRO Ducati ITA 8 points
  24. Dani PEDROSA KTM SPA 6 points
  25. Lorenzo SAVADORI Aprilia ITA 4 points
  26. Tito FLAP Ducati SPA 1 point
  27. Cal CRUTCHLOW Yamaha GBR
  28. Garrett GERLOFF Yamaha USA
  29. Jake DIXON Yamaha GBR
  30. Andrea DOVIZIOSO Yamaha ITA

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