Any sports car race weekend packs the track with an awesome variety of machines. Over the past weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech race came to Circuit of The Americas for the fourth time, with Wayne Taylor Racing winning their fourth straight race overall in the Cadillac DPi-V.R.
The No. 26 Freedom Autosport Mazda MX-5 started a chain reaction of aggressive love-taps during Friday’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race, making a proper mess right at Circuit of The Americas’ start-finish line. That’s not the place for pit maneuvers, in case you didn’t know.
Wayne Taylor Racing continued their streak of IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship domination with another overall win today at Circuit of the Americas. That we sort of expected. Sadly, the surprise of the day was the No. 2 Tequila Patrón ESM car going out in flames with less than 10 minutes left in the race.
Kenny Habul hit one of the bumps inside the esses on Circuit of the Americas a little too hard during qualifying for Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship race, knocking his radio loose from inside the car. Habul held it together like a champ, despite his car throwing its own parts at him.
The Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge is no stranger to insanely close battles, with fairly evenly matched front-runners and only two hours to get yourself in front of the other teams. Today was no different, but one Cayman-up-Cayman-bumper battle for the lead went up to the very last corner.
The same car that’s won all of the past three WeatherTech Sports Car Championship races this year is at it again. Here in Austin, Ricky Taylor just took the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R to a pole-grabbing lap of 1:54.809, 1.59 seconds faster than the next top Prototype-class car. That’s quick.
This weekend, America’s big endurance series descend upon Circuit of the Americas for a mega-event full of fantastic sports cars. The WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, Lamborghini Super Trofeo and Porsche GT3 Cup USA are all here, and Jalopnik is here to soak it all in.
Once again, Marc Márquez dominated the Circuit of The Americas, proving that he is your God and scoring a fifth straight victory in Austin. While Rossi and Pedrosa put up a fight during the race, it seemed there was no doubt the Spaniard would continue blowing away the field in America.
Repsol Honda Team rider Marc Márquez defended his unofficial title of the King of Texas today, topping off five pole positions in a row with a fifth win in a row out of all five MotoGP races at Circuit of The Americas. Holy crap.
Young Movistar Yamaha rider Maverick Viñales was one of the favorites to finally end Marc Márquez’s 100 percent win rate at Circuit of the Americas going in to this race, qualifying second just behind Márquez. Unfortunately, the Maverick named for a Top Gun character just crashed out on lap two.
Moto3 rider Nakarin Atiratphuvapat had one incredible save during this morning’s support race for the MotoGP of the Americas. The man simply refused to let go.
MotoGP has come to America once again, and it’s always an incredible sight to behold. Riders on whiz past at breakneck speeds, all while holding on for dear life. The fans are some of the most passionate on the planet, and everyone wants to share the joy of riding with you. Here’s the weekend so far in photos.
Honda’s Marc Márquez isn’t interested in letting anyone else in on his MotoGP dominance at the Circuit of The Americas. After a morning that featured the Spaniard dumping the bike twice in practice, Márquez grabbed his fifth consecutive pole position for the fifth-ever running of the race.
There are a lot of motorcycles riding around at Circuit of The Americas this weekend, and I’ve got to say, they are really stressing me out. Do these people know how fast these bikes are? Do they know how scary it is to ride on the back of one? Do they know that they’re giving me flashbacks? Obviously they do not.
With significantly colder temperatures than yesterday and qualifying looming on the schedule later today, this morning’s Free Practice 3 for MotoGP at Circuit of the Americas saw a lot of riders sliding off their motorcycles. Even Marc Márquez, who has won every MotoGP race at COTA so far, slid off twice.
Pull & Bear Aspar Ducati rider Alvaro Bautista got a surprise question in the fan question time during today’s MotoGP of the Americas press conference. The fan in question was his girlfriend Grace Barroso, and her question got a bit of a surprised blush.
MotoGP is back in America once again, running at truly ridiculous speeds all weekend at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas—and we here at Jalopnik are here for it all. What would you like to know about some of the fastest, most insane two-wheel racing on the planet?
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Once again, Texas Motor Speedway track president Eddie Gossage—in Fort Worth—is being weirdly territorial about the rest of Texas after Austin’s Circuit of the Americas expressed interest in a series that runs at TMS. Um, do you guys own a map? In any other, smaller state, Fort Worth and Austin would probably be in…