Marc Marquez
Hondarider Marc Marquez (front) of Spain races ahead of Yamaha's Valentino Rossi during the Qatar MotoGP Grand PrixReuters

Defending champions Marc Marquez comes in as a favourite to win the 2014 Grand Prix of the Americas after the Honda rider won the first race of the season in Qatar last month.

Where to Watch Live

The first practice session starts at 3pm BST, with BT Sport 2 and BT Sports 2 HD providing live coverage in the UK.

Live coverage of the second practice session starts at 7pm BST. Real-time internet updates are available on the MotoGP's official website. Click here for the live streaming link.

Track Facts

  • Circuit Name: Circuit of the Americas
  • First MotoGP Race: 2013
  • Circuit Length:5.513 km
  • Number of Laps: 21
  • Race Distance: 115.8 km
  • Most Wins: Marc Marquez (1)
  • 2013 Winner: Marc Marquez (Yamaha)
  • 2013 Pole: Marc Marquez (Yamaha)

Rider's Championship

Marquez continued his last season's form into the first race of this year. The Spaniard is leading the rider's championship leader board with 25 points. Yamaha's Valentino Rossi is in second place, five points behind the defending champion. Honda rider Dani Pedrosa is third with 16 points.

Constructor's Championship

With Marquez and Pedrosa managing a podium finish in Qatar, Honda leads the constructor's leader board with 25 points. Ducati are second with four points behind the leader. Yamaha are in third spot, one point behind Ducati and five behind Honda.