DOG DAY AFTERNOON: Spaniard Marc Marquez sits in the garage while adjustments are made to his motorcycle during open practice for the 2015 Texas MotoGP. He too was affected by a runaway dog. Image: AP / Tony Gutierrez
AUSTIN, Texas - A stray dog halted
first practice for Sunday's MotoGP race at the Circuit of the Americas on
Friday (April 10 2015)after the animal ran onto the rain-soaked track.
The incident, on the same day that a
spectator caused alarm by running across the main straight in Formula 1
practice ahead of the Chinese GP in Shanghai, brought out the red flags.
The dog was caught and the session,
which had already started late due to delays in getting marshals into position,
resumed after a 20-minute delay.
"Dog gone. Let's get back on
track," the Texan circuit's Twitter feed announced.
Italian Andrea Dovizioso was fastest
on a Ducati, ahead of Spain's double MotoGP champion Marc Marquez on a Honda.