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Grand Prix of The Americas: Times, schedule, how to watch, weather and lap record

MotoGP travels to Austin for the third round of the 2024 season and the battle for the title is already fascinatingly poised, with five different riders on the podium in the first two races.

Jorge Martin leads the Championship after his success in Portugal but has Brad Binder, Enea Bastianini and Francesco Bagnaia in hot pursuit.

Marc Marquez boasts an incredible record in Texas, winning on seven occasions since the inaugural race at the Circuit of the Americas in 2013.


Grand Prix of The Americas times and schedule

Practice times

Free Practice One: Friday 12th April, 16:45-17:30 (BST)
Free Practice Two: Friday 12th April, 21:00-22:00 (BST)
Free Practice Three: Saturday 13th April, 16:10-16:40 (BST)

Qualifying time

Saturday 13th April, 16:50-17:30 (BST)

Sprint time

Saturday 13th April, 21:00 (BST)

Race time

Sunday 14th April, 20:00 (BST)

How to watch the Grand Prix of The Americas and TV channel

The Grand Prix of The Americas is available on TNT Sports and discovery+, who are the official broadcasters for the 2024 season.

Highlights will be available on ITV4 after the race on Sunday 14th April.

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Last year’s Grand Prix of The Americas winner and podium (2023)

1st - Alex Rins - LCR Honda Castrol

2nd - Luca Marini - Mooney VR46 Racing Team

3rd - Fabio Quartararo - Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP

Grand Prix of The Americas most wins

Marc Marquez has dominated this event since its debut in 2013, winning seven of the 10 races that have been staged at the Circuit of the Americas.

Marquez's supremacy means Honda have more wins in Texas than any other manufacturer, with Alex Rins sealing their eight triumph at the circuit in 2023.

Grand Prix of The Americas lap length

The lap length of the Circuit of the Americas is 3.426 miles (5,514 kilometres).

Grand Prix of The Americas lap record

Francesco Bagnaia smashed the lap record in qualifying last year with a 2m01.892s, the first ever sub 2m02s lap of the Circuit of the Americas on a motorbike.

The official lap record at COTA was set by Ferrari's Charles Leclerc in the 2019 US Grand Prix, who posted a time of 1:36.139.

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Grand Prix of The Americas track temperature

The track temperature at the Circuit of the Americas is expected to be around 27°C (80.6°F) in the daylight hours of the weekend, which shouldn't prove too detrimental to the bikes' tyres.

Grand Prix of The Americas weather forecast

The weather forecast for Austin, where the track is located, is expected to see temperatures of around 14°C (57°F) to 29°C (84°F) over the course of the weekend. There is around a 10% risk of rain for the whole weekend, and wind is predicted to be at a minimum, with 13mph gusts expected on Sunday.

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