The Circuit of the Americas proved to be a challenging place for Iker Lecuona and Danilo Petrucci from day one as they have been struggling especially on the bumpy surface with their KTM RC16. Yet, both tried to make the best of it and eventual saw the chequered flag after 20 hot laps on Sunday.
Saturday proved to be a challenge for the Tech3 KTM Factory Racing squad at the Cirucit of the Americas. After Iker Lecuona had to learn the track riding at the Texan venue for the first time on a MotoGP bike on Friday, he gradually improved his lap times throughout day two. In Qualifying he went nearly two seconds faster than in FP2 yesterday and thus finished seventh in the ultra-competitive field, which means he will line up in row six of the grid tomorrow.
The Circuit of the Americas welcomed the paddock at their comeback this morning with some rain showers and a wet track during FP1. Thereby, Tech3 KTM Factory Racing’s Danilo Petrucci and Iker Lecuona had a decent beginning of proceedings with the 13th and 10th fastest lap times respectively.