april 05, 2016 - Honda Racing

MotoGP 2016 - Grand Prix of The Americas - Fresh from a double podium, Repsol Honda Team head to Austin for round three

After scoring a victory and a third place, respectively, in Argentina, #marcmarquez and #danipedrosa quickly packed up to head to Austin for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, round 3 of the 2016 #motogp World Championship.

Marc likes the track and have fond memories of it. He took his first premier-class victory at Austin in 2013, and he also won the following two years, even taking pole position on all three occasions. (He has actually won all the races held on U.S. soil since he joined the #motogp ranks: three in Austin, three in Indianapolis and one at Laguna Seca).

Dani also likes the Texan track as he completed the 1-2 for Repsol #honda in 2013 and 2014, whereas he didn’t take part last year’s race due to having recently undergone surgery to fix arm-pump issues; he was substituted by HRC test rider Hiroshi Aoyama.

Marc Marquez

“We’ll see how we manage in Austin this year. It’s a track that I like, where I feel strong, and where I’ve always had good races and good fun. That said, the track rewards strong acceleration, which hasn't been one of our strongest points so far this year, so we’ll have to wait and see how we can manage the situation. We’ll keep working hard, as we did in Argentina, and we’ll try to find the best pace for the Sunday race.”

Marc Marquez Statistics | More Statistics

Date of Birth17/02/1993BirthplaceLleida, (Catalonia) – SpainHeight168 cmWeight59 kgHobbiesMountain Biking, Video gamesRacing Number93First Race1998 “Enduro per nens”Grand Prix Debut2008 125cc Portugal GP (KTM 125 FRR)GPs raced134GP pole positions59 (14 in 125cc, 14 in 250cc, 31 in MotoGP)Total GP podiums80 (14 x 125cc, 25 x Moto2, 41 x MotoGP)Total GP wins51 (10 x 125cc, 16 x Moto2, 25 x MotoGP)First GP Win2010 125cc Italian GP (Derbi RSA 125)World titles4 (1 x 125cc - 2010, 1 x Moto2 - 2012, 2 x #motogp - 2013, 2014) 
Dani Pedrosa

“I’m looking forward to this round. There’s something special about the atmosphere of the American races, and besides, this is a track that I like very much. I didn’t make it here last year, but I made the podium the previous two seasons so the memories of the track are good. Our pace in the first two rounds hasn’t been as good as we would’ve liked, and we absolutely need to keep working to find some more speed; all in all, we’re third in the Championship, and we need to make a step forward if we want to fight for the podium at every race.”

Dani Pedrosa Statistics | More Statistics

Date of Birth29/09/1985BirthplaceSabadell, (Catalonia) – SpainHeight160 cmWeight51kgHobbiesCycling, Motocross, Windsurfing, CinemaRacing number26First race1997 Pocket bike raceGrand Prix debut2001. 125cc Japanese GP, Suzuka – (Honda RS125R)GPs raced246GP pole positions46 (9 in 125cc, 9 in 250cc, 28 in MotoGP)Total GP podiums142 (17 x 125cc, 24 x 250cc, 101 x MotoGP)Total GP wins51 (8 x 125cc, 15 x 250cc, 28 x MotoGP)First GP win2002. 125cc Dutch GP, Assen – (Honda RS125R)World titles3 (1 x 125cc - 2003, 2 x 250cc - 2004, 2005)