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America GP FP1: Viñales put his Mark

April 21, 2017 - Races
America GP FP1: Viñales put  his Mark

Viñales draws first at COTA

Movistar Yamaha rider beats Marquez to the top in FP1

Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) shot first in what could shape up to be a classic duel at the Circuit of the Americas, taking P1 by 0.577 from reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team). Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) completed the top three.

The sole crasher was LCR Honda rider and Argentina podium finisher Cal Crutchlow, who took a tumble at Turn 6 – rider ok. Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) also had a spectacular moment as the rear wheel kicked out, but came to a safe stop in the run off area.