GP of the Americas: Vinales makes a double blow

GP of the Americas: Vinales makes a double blow

Imperial, Maverick Vinales perfectly tamed the Austin circuit, the scene of the Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas. He took pole position there before winning the sprint race later on Saturday.

Maverick Vinales flew through the day on Saturday at the Grand Prix of the Americas. Obviously very comfortable on the Austin track, the Spaniard took pole position for this Sunday’s Grand Prix, setting the record for the Texan circuit in the process. The third round of the World Championship will begin with three Spaniards on the front row as Pedro Acosta and Marc Marquez dominated the proceedings behind the Aprilia rider. Then a little later during the sprint race, Maverick Vinales once again led the way. The one who started in the lead led the ten laps of the track from start to finish.

During this shortened race, Spain took the first five places. Behind the fastest man in history on this circuit we find Marc Marquez and Jorge Martin. Pedro Acosta dropped to 4th place while Maverick Vinales’ teammate, Aleix Espargaro, ranked 5th. “I am dreaming, I am dreaming. The level was incredible, congratulations to all the drivers but especially to my team. We deserve it guys,” rejoiced the hero of the day following his triumph. A feeling of joy far from having been shared by all the competitors, starting with the French.

Quartararo and Zarco not in the game

Fabio Quartararo, who crashed during qualifying, finished far behind at the finish line, 15th. Johann Zarco made a mistake in the fourth lap before throwing in the towel. In the World Championship standings, Jorge Martin (67 points) remains leader but his new runner-up is Enea Bastianini (43 points), 7th in the sprint. He overtook the South African Brad Binder (42 points), 12th in the sprint. The reigning double world champion, Francesco Bagnaia, finished 8th in the sprint. In the general classification he occupies 4th position with 39 units.

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