Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales will be looking forward to make it three-in-a-row by winning the 2017 Grand Prix of the Americas on Sunday. He replaced Jorge Lorenzo after the latter decided to leave Yamaha at the end of the last season for Ducati.
The first race at the Circuit of the Americas, Austin was held in 2013 and since then, Honda rider Marc Marquez has won all the four races. The defending champion will be looking to bounce back with a win at the Grand Prix of the Americas.
Where to watch live
The first practice session of the Grand Prix of the Americas starts at 3.55pm BST on Friday (21 April), with BT Sport 2 and BT Sports 2 HD providing live coverage in the UK.
Live coverage of the second practice session starts at 8.05pm BST. Real-time internet updates are available on MotoGP's official website. Both FP1 and FP2 can be watched live on BTSport.com and are also available on BT Sport's official app.
- Circuit Name: Circuit of the Americas
- First MotoGP Race: 2013
- Circuit Length: 5.5km
- Race Distance: 115.8km
- No of Laps: 21
- Most Wins: Marc Marquez (4)
- 2016 Winner: Marc Marquez Honda)
- 2016 Pole: Marc Marquez (Honda)
Rider's championship review
With two wins from two races, Vinales is leading the championship table with 50 points. His Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi is in the second place with 36 points, while Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso is trailing the Italian rider by 16 points.
Marquez is seventh in the rider's championship table with 13 points and his Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa is two points behind his compatriot in the 10<sup>th spot.