The MotoGP circuit will visit Austin, Texas this year for the first time, and five riders are testing at the Circuit of the Americas track beginning today. These include factory Yamaha, factory Honda and Stefan Bradl of LCR Honda.
The first lap times show the Hondas have the upperhand at the moment, but don’t put too much stock in these. This track is extremely tricky with a steep learning curve (Jorge Lorenzo has said as much), and the times will drop significantly over the next couple of days.
In case you are unfamiliar with this new circuit, below is a video showing a hot lap in a race car. We will update you as testing continues.