"I'm really looking forward to getting to Austin and putting Qatar behind us. The Circuit of The Americas is one of my favorite circuits and I have good memories of taking my first win in the MotoGP class, back in 2013, and also winning there last year. We need to work hard from FP1 and then keep this momentum for the whole weekend and have a 'normal' race. I'm really sorry for Dani , myself and the whole team wish him a speedy recovery. We welcome Hiroshi to the team and will help him how we can!"