Jorge Martín starts commanding in Austin against Viñales and Marc Márquez


The Spanish MotoGP rider Jorge Martín (Ducati) was the best this Friday in the Practice of the Grand Prix of the Americas that takes place in Austin (Texas), with a record time to go directly to the fight for pole as favorite, while that the also Spanish Fermín Aldeguer and the Colombian David Alonso led in Moto2 and Moto3.

The leader of the premier class World Championship hit the table at COTA with the best lap on the circuit, a record of 2:01.397 in his attempt to leave the United States as the leader. Martín was accompanied by the also Spaniards Maverick Viñales (Aprilia), who had led in the first free practice, and Marc Márquez (Ducati), with everything in the air.

With everything very close, the current champion, Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati), and the Spanish rookie Pedro Acosta (Gas Gas), third in the free practice, managed to apply among the big favorites by taking the Top 5, ahead of Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia Racing) and Franco Morbidelli (Ducati), who entered Q2 after a long time.

Meanwhile, in Practice 1 of Moto2, the Spanish Fermín Aldeguer (Beta Tools SpeedUp) also set a record time (2:08.359) to lead Friday’s combined team ahead of the also Spanish Sergio García Dols (MT Helmets – MSI) and the Italian Dennis Foggia (Italtrans Racing Team). The World Championship leader, the Spanish Aron Canet (Fantic Racing), crashed in the final stages.

On the other hand, the Colombian David Alonso (Aspar Team) was a strong candidate to win in Las Americas in Moto3. The second place finisher in the World Championship led Friday’s combination with the fastest time of 2:15.173, which helped him surpass José Antonio Rueda (Red Bull KTM Ajo), with a surprising Ángel Piqueras (Leopard Racing) taking the third best time .

The Spanish Daniel Holgado (Red Bull GASGAS Tech3), leader of the Championship with seven points ahead of Alonso, and Iván Ortolá (MT Helmets – MSI) completed the ‘Top 5’ of the last session on Friday, ahead of Joel Kelso ( BOE Motorsports), who was 6th and Jacob Roulstone (Red Bull GASGAS Tech3).