When is MotoGP’s Grand Prix of the Americas, where is it being held and what TV channel is it on?

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All the latest information as Maverick Vinales looks to keep up his 100 per cent record

MAVERICK VINALES is looking to make it an unprecedented three wins in the first three races of the Moto GP season.

But he is likely to face competition from Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi and Honda’s Marc Marquez.

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Maverick Vinales (centre), Valentino Rossi (left) and Britain’s Cal Crutchlow (right) were on the podium in Argentina

Here is everything you need to know ahead of the Grand Prix of the Americas.

Where will the Grand Prix of the Americas take place and what time does it start?

The Grand Prix of the Americas will be held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

Two free practices will take place on Friday, April 21, at 3.55pm and 8.05pm, with a third practice at 3.55pm on the Saturday.

Qualifying 1 will then be held at 8.10pm on Saturday, April 22, with qualifying 2 following at 8.35pm.

The race will start at 8pm on Sunday, April 23.

Rossi kicks rival Marquez off his bike

What TV channel is the Grand Prix of the Americas on?

The Moto GP Grand Prix of the Americas will be shown on BT Sport.

Alternatively, you can listen to it on BBC 5 Live Sports Extra.

You can also follow the event on the SunSport website.

What is Maverick Vinales’ MotoGP history?

Maverick Vinales had a great 2016, his improved Suzuki bike had a huge impact and he took his first MotoGP podium in France where he finished third.

And the 22-year-old’s success didn’t stop there, he later went onto win his first ever MotoGP at the British Grand Prix.

Maverick Vinales will be looking to build on his win in Qatar and make history

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Maverick Vinales is aiming for an incredible three straight victories with Yamaha

His wins didn’t go unnoticed and after Jorge Lorenzo announced his move to the  Ducati team, Vinales was asked to replace him at Yamaha.




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