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Vinales: Victory with Aprilia has a special value

Vinales: Victory with Aprilia has a special value

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Maverick Vinales celebrated his tenth victory in the MotoGP class in Austin, becoming the first rider in the MotoGP era to win on bikes from three different manufacturers. The Spaniard showed exceptional speed at the Grand Prix of the Americas throughout the weekend, and confirmed his excellent form in Sunday's race, where he dropped to eleventh place after an incident in the first corner, but eventually won. It was his first victory with Aprilia and although all victories are very close to his heart, this one is special because he joined the team in difficult times. "Winning with Aprilia has a special value, because I joined them when they drove from tenth to fifteenth place," he said. "Now we are one of the 9 biggest and although we still have to improve to be more consistent, we have a very big opportunity ahead of us this year. With time we will collect enough
VIDEO: Marc Marquez leads the race, then crashes

VIDEO: Marc Marquez leads the race, then crashes

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Marc Marquez has always been considered a fast racer on the COTA track, and he lived up to his reputation in Sunday's race as well, when he took the lead after a few laps and close duels with his rivals. Unfortunately, the eight-time world champion will have to wait a little longer for his first victory with Ducati, as he crashed and retired. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1779592179997946113
Vinales also remained unbeaten in the main race of the Grand Prix of the Americas

Vinales also remained unbeaten in the main race of the Grand Prix of the Americas

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Maverick Vinales fell to eleventh place at the start of the race, but after a little more than half of the laps he was back in the lead and thus, after winning the qualifying and sprint races, he also celebrated the victory in Sunday's race for the Grand Prix of the Americas, where we saw quite a few changes in the lead, where Pedro Acosta and Marc Marquez found themselves for a moment, who crashed and retired while leading the race. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1779596989686071319 Acosta will have to wait for his first victory and this time he had to settle for second place, while Enea Bastianini made his way to the last place on the podium with two laps to go, overtaking Jorge Martin. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1779592179997946113 Francesco Bagnaia's racing weekend for
In the warm-up, Vinales is once again the fastest, with Marquez the closest

In the warm-up, Vinales is once again the fastest, with Marquez the closest

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Maverick Vinales, after winning the best starting position for the Grand Prix of the Americas and winning Saturday's MotoGP sprint race, also set the fastest warm-up time before the main race. Once again, compatriot Marc Marquez on Ducati came closest to him, while Raul Fernandez achieved an excellent third time. Jorge Martin was fourth and Alex Marquez fifth, while Pedro Acosta finished the race preparations in sixth place. The seventh and eighth times were set by KTM factory team racers Brad Binder and Jack Miller, and we also saw Franco Morbidelli and Aleix Espargaro in the top ten. Enea Bastianini was behind Vinales' time by 0.999 seconds, while current world champion Pecco Bagnaia was only fifteenth.
Acosta: Marquez and Martin were smarter

Acosta: Marquez and Martin were smarter

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Pedro Acosta admitted after the sprint race at COTA that Marc Marquez and Jorge Martin outfoxed him, but ahead of Sunday's main race he warns that he has learned a lesson from them that he will try to use against them. The GasGas Tech3 rider won the second starting position in qualifying behind Maverick Vinales and ahead of Marco Marquez. Although he spent most of the race in third place after being overtaken by Marquez, he lost another place to Martin by the end of the sprint test and had to settle for fourth place. "Marc and Jorge were smarter," he admitted after the race. "The engine is good, the tires weren't too bad either, maybe just a bit worse than we expected. Marc and Jorge were smarter than me, so they were able to overtake me, but I remembered the lessons and
Vinales the winner of the sprint race in Austin

Vinales the winner of the sprint race in Austin

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Maverick Vinales converted the best starting position in Saturday's MotoGP sprint race with a dominant performance into victory by more than two seconds ahead of Marc Marquez, who announced that he will also be a serious contender for the top spots in the main race on Sunday. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1779244454785781929 Third was Jorge Martin ahead of Pedro Acosta and Aleix Espargaro. Sixth was Enea Bastianini, seventh Jack Miller, eighth Pecco Bagnaia, ninth Raul Fernandez and tenth Franco Mrobidelli.
Vinales wins MotoGP qualification for the Grand Prix of the Americas

Vinales wins MotoGP qualification for the Grand Prix of the Americas

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Maverick Vinales won the best starting position for the Grand Prix of the Americas. With a time of 2:00:864, the Aprilia rider set a new COTA track record and is only the first rider to complete a lap under two minutes and one second. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1779186551500472373 He will be joined by Pedro Acosta and Marc Marquez on the front row. The fourth qualifying time was achieved by Francesco Bagnaio, and between him and the leader in points of the championship, Jorge Martin, another Ducati factory racer, Enea Bastianini, came in. Martin crashed twice during qualifying, so he was unable to improve his ranking in the final moments of qualifying. Seventh was Aleix Espargaro, who also crashed, eighth was Fabio di Giannantonio, ninth was Franco Morbidelli, and tenth was Marco Bezzecchi. Rear
Jorge Martin set the best time of the 2nd training with a new lap record

Jorge Martin set the best time of the 2nd training with a new lap record

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Jorge Martin set a new lap record in the second free practice session at the Circuit of the Americas, moving to the top of the time table. The Pramac team rider was almost half a second faster than the previous record set by Bagnaia last year. Second was Maverick Vinales, otherwise the fastest racer in the first training session, while Marc Marquez set the third time ahead of Francesco Bagnaia and Pedro Acosta. Aleix Espargaro, Frnaco Morbidelli, Enea Bastianini, Fabio Di Giannantonio and Marco Bezzecchi qualified for the second part of the qualification.
"Top Gun" the fastest in the first training session in Austin

"Top Gun" the fastest in the first training session in Austin

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Maverick Vinales was fastest in the first MotoGP free practice session in Austin. The Aprilia Spaniard was 0.149s faster than Jorge Martin and 0.312s faster than Pedro Acosta, who continues to impress with his performances in his first season in motorcycling's toughest championship. Enea Bastianioni was fourth, ahead of Marco Bezzecchi, Brad Binder, Franco Morbidelli, Marco Marquez, Jack Miller and Fabio di Giannantonio. Current champion Francesco Bagnaia starts the race weekend in eleventh place and 0.948 seconds behind the fastest time. The second free practice session, which will allow ten racers to qualify for the Q2 part of the qualification, starts today at 22 pm our time.
MotoGP 2023 points after the Grand Prix of the Americas

MotoGP 2023 points after the Grand Prix of the Americas

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After the misfortune of Francesco Bagnaia, who fell and retired as the leader, Marco Bezzecchi increased his lead in the MotoGP championship classification with sixth place. The Mooney VR46 rider has an 11-point advantage over the current world champion. With the win at the American GP, ​​LCR Honda's Alex Rins moved into third place, 17 points behind the leader in the overall standings, but he has two points more than MAverick Vinales in fifth place and one more than fifth-placed Johann Zarcoja. MotoGP 2023 scoring after GP of America RiderTeamPointsDifference1=Marco BezzecchiMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)64 2=Francesco BagnaiaDucati Lenovo (GP23)53(-11)3^6Alex RinsLCR Honda (RC213V)47(-17)4^1Maverick ViñalesAprilia Racing (RS- GP23)45(-19)5˅2Johann ZarcoPramac Ducati (GP22)44(-20)6^7Luca MariniMooney V