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Marquez returns to his habits in Austin

>> With this Grand Prix of the Americas, Marc Marquez has discovered his approach again to victory. For a very long time it appeared apparent to him at Austin, a observe on which he reigned with out adversity till 2019. That yr, he had crashed whereas he was main the race. It was the primary time he had missed victory on this circuit, but additionally extra broadly in the USA since 2011.

>> On Sunday, Marquez additionally set the quickest time within the race. This achievement escaped him solely as soon as in Austin, in 2015. It’s the second time this season that he has succeeded, after Aragón.

>> Nevertheless, he missed pole place throughout this Texas weekend, which had by no means occurred to him because the circuit was launched to the calendar in 2013. In eight editions of this Grand Prix, the hat trick could have escaped him 3 times: in 2015 as a result of he had not set the quickest time within the race, in 2019 when he missed the victory, and this time for lack of pole.

>> Marc Marquez accomplished the 20 laps within the lead. This makes him the third driver who has been seen essentially the most within the main place all through the season, after Fabio Quartararo (99 laps) and Pecco Bagnaia (92).

>> Yamaha equaled their greatest lead to Austin, with second place for Fabio Quartararo. This was already the classification of the primary M1 over the past 4 editions of this Grand Prix.

>> Already the Frenchman holding essentially the most podiums within the premier class because the earlier Grand Prix, Quartararo gained his 20th end within the prime three in Texas. He’s additionally the one one to have scored factors in all races this season.

>> Systematically certified among the many first 5, Fabio Quartararo dominates the BMW Award, rating the place he reached 300 factors, on the premise of a scale an identical to that of the races (a pole is value 25 factors, a second place 20 factors, and so forth.). During the last six seasons, he’s the one one with Marc Marquez to have reached this rating, in 2019 and right this moment. He’s additionally the one one to by no means have gone via Q1 in 2021.

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>> The pole place, it’s in Pecco Bagnaia that it returned. That is his third achievement in a row, a collection he already obtained in 2018, the yr of his coronation in Moto2.

>> By inserting third within the race, the Italian rider gave Ducati his fifth podium in Austin. Additionally it is his third consecutive podium in a private capability, once more unparalleled for him since 2018.

Bridgestone data maintain up

>> The data that Michelin was aiming for haven’t been damaged: Austin nonetheless has a greatest time within the race and an absolute document relationship from the Bridgestone period (2014 and 2015).

>> The perfect prime pace however was overwhelmed, and clearly: Jack Miller reached 352.9 km / h, an enchancment of 5.2 km / h in comparison with the earlier benchmark which dated from 2018. Austin takes a leap. three locations within the rating of one of the best V-max on present tracks, now solely forward of Losail (362.four), Mugello (362.four) and Barcelona (355.2).

>> It’s curious to notice that just one driver exceeded the bar of 350 km / h earlier than the race, on this case Johann Zarco who reached this unprecedented milestone in Austin in the course of the warm-up. However, there have been 5 of them within the race: Zarco once more, Miller, creator of the document, but additionally Enea Bastianini (Ducati), Brad Binder (KTM) and Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia).

>> One other document damaged, that of the time used to finish the complete race: Marc Marquez achieved it 4 seconds quicker than Alex Rins in 2019, which till now was the benchmark. And to assume that he initially slowed down the race …

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