Austin MotoGP, COTA - Warm-up Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)2'3.647s9/10341k
2Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)+0.109s7/8344k
3Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.168s9/10339k
4Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)+0.206s8/10340k
5Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+0.294s6/9340k
6Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.299s9/10336k
7Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.362s7/10345k
8Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.407s3/6333k
9Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.462s7/9338k
10Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.502s6/8334k
11Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.600s5/9336k
12Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.628s4/10340k
13Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*+0.628s8/9339k
14Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)+0.661s5/10341k
15Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.664s5/10339k
16Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+0.851s9/9341k
17Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+0.905s6/10339k
18Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.060s5/10332k
19Raul FernandezSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.392s5/8331k
20Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)+1.399s5/8329k
21Fabio Di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP21)*+1.459s5/8339k
22Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.660s5/10330k
23Darryn BinderRSAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*+1.752s9/10335k
24Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+2.327s2/2326k

* Rookie

Pole position time:
Jorge Martin SPA Ducati 2m 2.039s

Official COTA MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Jorge Martin SPA Ducati 2m 2.039s (2022)
Fastest race lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 2m 3.575s (2014)

Maverick Vinales and Aprilia lead the field during morning warm-up for the 2022 Americas MotoGP in Austin, Texas, ahead of Ducati's Enea Bastianini and Honda's Takaaki Nakagami.

Qatar winner Bastianini, named by several rivals as having the best race pace, was fastest during the middle stages of the 20-minute session, until Aprilia team-mates Aleix Espargaro and then Vinales took over at the top.

Bastianini, Nakagami who explained yesterday he had no choice but to try a big change in search of front-end confidence in warm-up) and factory Ducati's Francesco Bagnaia then managed to split the RS-GPs, but Vinales held firm at the front.

Both world championship leader Espargaro and Vinales have shown good pace throughout the weekend, but will need to fight their way forwards from just 13th and 14th respectively on the gird.

Suzuki's Joan Mir and Pramac Ducati's Johann Zarco were sixth and seventh, followed by 'COTA king' Marc Marquez.

As he had suggested, Marquez chose to sit out some of the session to save energy for his first race since the Qatar season opener: "I will try to do 4-5 laps waiting for the race, this is the way I need to work now," he had said.

The Repsol Honda star qualified just ninth on the grid but has a strong race pace.

Others looking to break the Ducati stanglehold at the front will be the likes of Yamaha's reigning world champion Fabio Quartararo and Suzuki's Alex Rins,ninth and tenth respectively in warm-up.

KTM's tough weekend continued with Brad Binder the top RC16 in 15th, with rookie Raul Fernandez suffering a fall.

But last place went to the Monster Yamaha of Franco Morbidelli, who only completed two laps.

Cool and windy conditions meant soft front tyres were in action this morning, but Michelin expects the hard to be the unanimous choice for the race. For the rear, Michelin tips the soft to be 'the majority choice' with the medium an option 'for motorcycles that are more sensitive to set-up because it is more stable and more progressive'.

Marc Marquez is returning to action after missing the Mandalika race and following Argentine weekend due to a new episode of double vision caused by his huge warm-up accident in Indonesia.

COTA is one of his most successful circuits, having won seven of the eight MotoGP races held at the Texan track, falling while leading in 2019, when Suzuki's Alex Rins took victory.

Subsurface soil movement means large bumps have been a persistent issue at COTA, resulting in the latest partial resurfacing for the 2022 event, covering Turns 2-10 and 12-16.

Austin MotoGP, COTA - Full Qualifying Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)2'2.039s5/6339k
2Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)+0.003s5/6343k
3Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)+0.128s5/6340k
4Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.531s6/7346k
5Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)+0.539s3/6350k
6Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.595s4/5336k
7Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.655s7/7344k
8Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.908s6/6342k
9Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.999s3/6341k
10Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.015s6/7339k
11Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+1.020s7/7342k
12Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.057s3/6341k
 Qualifying 1:     
13Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)2'2.922s2/4338k
14Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)2'3.121s6/7339k
15Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)2'3.133s3/6338k
16Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*2'3.328s3/6343k
17Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)2'3.467s6/7335k
18Fabio Di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP21)*2'3.576s3/6340k
19Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)2'3.579s2/7332k
20Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)2'3.983s3/7336k
21Raul FernandezSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)*2'4.140s7/7331k
22Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*2'4.185s5/6332k
23Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)2'4.229s6/6343k
24Darryn BinderRSAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*2'4.646s3/4335k

Track schedule in UK time - 2022 Austin MotoGP

Friday
3pm-3.40pm: Moto2 Free Practice 1
3.55pm-4.40pm: MotoGP Free Practice 1
4.55pm-5.35pm: Moto3 Free Practice 3

7.15pm-7.55pm: Moto2 Free Practice 2
8.10pm-8.55pm: MotoGP Free Practice 2
9.10pm-9.50pm: Moto3 Free Practice 2

Saturday
3pm-3.40pm: Moto2 Free Practice 3
3.55pm-4.40pm: MotoGP Free Practice 3
4.55pm-5.35pm: Moto3 Free Practice 3

6.35pm-6.50pm: Moto2 Qualifying 1
7pm-7.15pm: Moto2 Qualifying 2
7.30pm-8pm: MotoGP Free Practice 4
8.10pm-8.25pm: MotoGP Qualifying 1

8.35pm-8.50pm: MotoGP Qualifying 2
9.10pm-9.25pm: Moto3 Qualifying 1
9.35pm-9.50pm: Moto3 Qualifying 2

Sunday
3.20pm-3.30pm: Moto2 warm-up
3.40pm-4pm: MotoGP warm-up
4.10-4.20pm: Moto3 warm-up

5.20pm: Moto2 race
7pm: MotoGP race
8.30pm: Moto3 race

 

Termas: MotoGP World Championship standings
Pos RiderNatTeamPointsDiff.
1^5Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)45 
2=Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)38(-7)
3˅2Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)36(-9)
4^4Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)36(-9)
5˅2Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)35(-10)
6^3Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)33(-12)
7˅3Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)28(-17)
8˅3Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)24(-21)
9NAJorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)20(-25)
10^5Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)20(-25)
11=Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)15(-30)
12˅2Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)14(-31)
13^3Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)13(-32)
14^6Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)12(-33)
15˅3Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)11(-34)
16˅2Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)10(-35)
17˅2Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)10(-35)
18NAMarco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*7(-38)
19=Darryn BinderRSAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*6(-39)
20˅3Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)4(-41)
21˅3Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)2(-43)
22˅3Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*1(-44)