Brothers Marquez and Martin win the top positions at the Austin Grand Prix

Brothers Marquez and Martin win the top positions at the Austin Grand Prix

The brothers Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V) and Alex Márquez (Kalex), together with Jorge Martín (Honda), took the first positions of their respective categories in the official trainings for the Austin Grand Prix for Spain tomorrow, Sunday , it is disputed in the Las Américas circuit. Marc Marquez dominated again in his Austin fiefdom, in which circuit he has achieved the best six classifications of practice since the American race reached the world championship of motorcycling, although this time he could be penalized after the incident in which he saw involved with the also Spanish Maverick Viñales (Yamaha YZR M 1), who complained that he had bothered him during one of his fast laps. The Repsol Honda rider posted a best time of 2: 03.658 and was the only driver who rode in that second, surpassing in slightly more than four tenths of a second the Spaniard Maverick Viñales and the Italian Andrea Iannone (Suzuki GSX RR) in something more of half a second, to which he attributed his behavior for trying to avoid putting himself behind the slipstream of his motorcycle. The Italian Valentino Rossi (Yamaha YZR M 1) was the first leader with a record of 2: 04.528, although he was short of joy to the Italian as his staunch rival on and off the track, Marc Márquez, exceeded him by almost four tenths of second, although one lap later Marc Márquez went through the floor, the second fall of the season and the weekend, but true to his genes and “DNA” as he likes to say, he tried until the last moment to lift the motorcycle in the curve thirteen of the layout.
He could not and returned at full speed to his workshop to continue the classification with the second motorcycle in just one minute, while Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Desmosedici GP18), Valentino Rossi or Maverick Viñales approached him from behind, with whom he had a Small brawl that ended up being investigated by Race Direction.
But in his fourth lap the Repsol Honda rider rolled in 2: 03.658, the only driver in the category who did it in that second and won his sixth best qualifying session in Austin, all since 2013, ahead of Maverick Viñales, that ended at 406 thousandths of a second, and Andrea Iannone. Alex Márquez (Kalex) finished ahead of the classification of Moto2 practice with just over a tenth and a half advantage over his immediate pursuer, the British Sam Lowes (KTM), and the Italian Mattia Pasini (Kalex), third. And in Moto3, Jorge Martin (Honda) unseated from the first position of training to also Spanish Arón Canet (Honda), who had managed to break his rivals. The third place went to Briton John McPhee (KTM).

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