The 2018 Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas takes place on April 20-22. Here are some memorable moments from the five previous events…

2013: Marquez Makes History

Rookie Marc Marquez became the youngest rider in history to win a MotoGP race when he took victory in the inaugural 2013 COTA event. The Honda rider was just 20 years and 63 days old, beating the record held by Freddie Spencer since 1982.

2014: Lorenzo's Huge Jump Start

Jump starts don't get much bigger than this mammoth 2014 mistake by triple MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo.

"The lights went on to red later than normal and, I don't know why, but when I saw the red lights turn on, like a bull, I started to go! I made the best start of my life! But it was illegal so I had to enter the pits and pay the penalty."

2015: Running Man

Marc Marquez saw his perfect COTA pole record in jeopardy when he suffered a technical problem during qualifying for the 2015 event.

Forced to park his Honda on track, the Spaniard sprinted back to the pits to collect his spare bike and still claimed pole position!

2015: Four-Legged Fan!

MotoGP free practice for the 2015 COTA event was briefly suspended after a dog found its way onto the track! After 'a paws' to safety retrieve the animal, the action restarted.

2016: Pedrosa Torpedoes Dovizioso

Andrea Dovizioso's luckless early 2016 run continued at COTA when he was wiped out at Turn 1 by Dani Pedrosa.

The Spaniard lost the front of his Honda and could only watch on helplessly as it slid straight into Dovizioso.

The scary incident was followed by a great moment of sportsmanship with Pedrosa's first priority being to check Dovizioso was okay.

2017: Five Star Marquez

Marc Marquez has an astonishing record at COTA, having taken pole position and the race win at all five previous MotoGP rounds in Austin.

The Spaniard has also set the fastest race lap at four of those events.

However the pressure on Marquez to continue the perfect run increases every year and his rivals know they can land a significant psychological blow by beating the reigning champion at what will be round three of the 2018 season…

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