The Greatest Show on Two Wheels: 2018 Red Bull MotoGP

by James Stacy on April 23, 2018 in Living Texas, Austin, Sports,

One of the most thrilling race experiences of the year, the only North American round of the world’s premier motorcycle racing championship landed at Austin’s Circuit of The Americas April 20-22. Here’s a close-up of the excitement at the 2018 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas.

All photography courtesy James Stacy

Cover photo above: Sunday’s top three finishers in the 2018 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas: Marc Marquez (93) Repsol Honda takes first, Andrea Iannone (29) Suzuki ECSTAR finishes third and Maverick Vinales (25) Movistar Yamaha takes second.

Friday Action

Spain’s Marc Marquez (REPSOL Honda) finished FP1 with the fastest overall time.
Italian rider Andrea Iannone (Team Suzuki ECSTAR) finishes first in Friday’s FP2.
MB Conveyors mechanics making final adjustments before FP2.
Moto3 rider Gabriel Rodrigo (RBA BOE Skull Rider) during FP1.
Darryn Binder (Red Bull KTM) being chased during FP1 by Kaito Toba (Petronas Sprinta Racing).

Saturday Action

Marcos Ramirez (Bester Capitol Dubai) during FP3 of Moto3 at the 2018 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas.
Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) during FP3. The French rider won both the 2015 and 2016 Moto2 World Championships.
Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda CASTROL) during Saturday’s qualifying session.
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) being chased by second place qualifier Andrea Iannone (Team Suzuki ECSTAR) during Saturday’s qualifying session.

Sunday Action

Valentino Rossi fans before the start of Sunday’s racing at the 2018 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas.
With COTA’s iconic red tower as a backdrop, fans stand for the Star Spangled Banner before the final gets under way.
Six-time champion at COTA, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) rounds turn one during warm ups before the 2018 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas.
Marc Marquez celebrates with his team (Repsol Honda) after winning his sixth American Grand Prix.