The third race of the 2018 MotoGP calendar will take place when the Grand Prix of the Americas gets under way Sunday in Austin, Texas.
Englishman Cal Crutchlow will hope to build on his shock win in last month’s Grand Prix of Argentina. The Coventry native triumphed in an error-strewn race but will find it hard to beat Marc Marquez, who has crossed the line first in this race for the last five years.
Valentino Rossi also figures to be in the mix on the Circuit of the Americas.
Date: Sunday, April 22
Warm-Ups: 2:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. BST. 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET.
Race Start Time: 8 p.m. BST. 3 p.m. ET.
Live Stream: BT Sport App. beIN Sports CONNECT.
Practice races take place on Friday from 2:45 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. BST/9:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. ET, while qualifying happens on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. BST/1 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. ET, per BT Sport.
Marquez is the rider to watch, but the Spaniard will be under the spotlight for different reasons after his stormy clash with Rossi at the Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo.
The pair crashed together when Marquez collided with Rossi’s Yamaha bike. Marquez has since apologised by text message, according to Diario Gol (h/t Alex Wood of the Daily Star).