The third Grand Prix of the 2024 MotoGP season takes place at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
Fresh from an unfortunate Grand Prix in Portimao, our Suomy rider Pecco Bagnaia would have liked to make up for it in Texas to get back to the top of the standings and, although the Texan weekend does not end as the reigning World Champion would have hoped, Pecco still earns important points to stay in the top five of the overall standings.

Starting from the fourth spot on the grid, Pecco‘s start to Saturday’s Sprint Race is not perfect and our Suomy rider finds himself in tenth position bottled up in a group of riders. After a tiring first part of the race, Pecco manages to recover two positions and crosses the finish line in eighth place.

Sunday’s race starts with a contact between Pecco and Jorge Martín, fortunately without unpleasant consequences for the two riders, and a few laps from the start our Suomy rider occupies the sixth position.
Pecco is the author of an exceptional first part of the race in which he manages to gain position, up to the second place on the sixth lap.

During the second part of the race, however, Pecco loses ground and is overtaken until he finishes the race in fifth position.

“Unfortunately everything I had imagined for today did not happen. Until this morning all was perfect, so much so that I set the best lap in FP2 with a tyre that was beyond the number of laps of the sprint race. In the race today I was lapping one second slower and there was no way I could push; I was lacking rear grip, and the bike was sliding when opening the throttle on corner exit. If we also take into account the spinning at the start, I’d say everything went the wrong way. Now we need to stay focused and do some more work in the warmup in order to be ready for tomorrow’s race.”
Francesco Bagnaia – Sprint Race 8th

“I was feeling good in the first six laps and was battling with the front group, but then I started to experience some issues. The bike was moving a lot at the front and I was feeling some vibrations at the rear, so I had to ride defensively. It was hard, but we need to stay calm, understand the situation and try to finish every race in the best possible position. When the right time comes, we will attack.”
Francesco Bagnaia – Race 5th

World Standings P. 5

Prossima Gara:
Gran Premio de España
Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto
26th – 28th April

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