– This is the fifth successive year that a MotoGP event has been held at the Austin circuit and below are a selection of facts and stats related to this event:

– In total, there have been 29 previous Grand Prix events hosted in the USA: Daytona – 2, Laguna Seca – 15, Indianapolis – 8 and Austin – 4.

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– Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) has won on each of the eight occasions that he has raced in the MotoGP class in America; four times at Austin, three times at Indianapolis and once at Laguna Seca in 2013.  Only once in these eight appearances in MotoGP in America has Marquez not been on pole – at Laguna Seca in 2013 when he qualified in second place on the grid behind Stefan Bradl.

– The only riders currently competing in the MotoGP class who have won in the class at any of the American circuits are: Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team), Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team).

– The Ducati Team have had one rider finish on the podium in Austin for the last three years: Andrea Dovizioso was third in 2014 and second in 2015; Andrea Iannone was third last year.

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