The ENGINE brand colors accompanied the rider and the Mv Agusta Forward Racing team during the star-studded weekend at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin. The brand, which is expanding rapidly at global level, faces the States and, for the occasion, takes on the role of Title Sponsor, in what promises to be an intense and hot race event.

The day began with heavy rainfall, which then gave way to a clearing up after FP1, which affected the entire morning session with a track that was presented in mixed conditions: sometimes dry and sometimes wet.

In the afternoon, instead, the conditions are clearly improved with the track completely dry.

Balda has been working hard on his setting: the various tests carried out have provided interesting insights that see him in a positive mood for tomorrow. The team, in fact, is already at work with data analysis in order to better prepare the bike for FP3 and subsequent qualifying.

Tomorrow’s schedule is as follows: the day will begin at 10:55 am local time, 5:55 pm Italian time, with the third free practice session, preceding the important qualifying session that will see the green light at 3:10 pm local time, 10:10 pm Italian time.


“Today the second session was more interesting than the first, we managed to take advantage of the dry track even if the feeling is difficult to establish. We are all struggling a little bit with this tarmac full of potholes, but compared to this morning in the afternoon it went better. In view of tomorrow we still have to work on fluidity and smoothness in corner exit.  We will continue in this direction to do better and better”.

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