Americas GP report
This weekend was the third round on the Moto GP calendar at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas.
Friday kicked off with some hot weather. On Saturday the track was damp, which did not seem to bother Scott Odgen as he ended his free practice session in a strong P3.
The qualifying session was tough as Odgen crashed out in Q1 and could not advance through to Q2 and ended his session in P9. Josh Whatley improved to his fastest lap around this circuit since last year and broke his record, which shows his growth and improvement. Whatley ended his Q1 session in P13.
Odgen put up an extraordinary fight and managed to move through the pack and cross the line in 19th position. This was his first time getting back-to-back championship points. Whatley had an unfortunate incident on the warm-up lap and crashed out before the race started.
This weekend was filled with hard work, important lessons, and determination. We head back to Europe with more motivation to achieve the potential we know we have. This was not our last rodeo and we look forward to the Spanish Grand Prix in two weeks.
“I didn’t do my best weekend but the team never stopped working and we found some pace in the race after a bad start. Points on a difficult weekend is a big step for me, in previous races I’ve crashed in these situations so I’m glad I can reward the team with something to show for there efforts. We will never stop striving to be better…..European season coming up so let’s enjoy it.”
“This weekend had many challenges. Unfortunately, I could not race because of my crash on the warm-up lap. I am happy with my improved lap time. We go back to Europe stronger and I look forward to racing on more familiar tracks”