Scenes from the garages during the first free practice session at Austin.
Nicolas Goubert, big boss at Michelin, personally checks the condition of the front tyre on Valentino Rossi's bike. Noblesse oblige.
Scott Redding, on the other hand, receives another type of (technical) attention from his new girlfriend, blonde Dutch girl Marielle Tjalsma. Definitely easy on the eyes.
Andrea Iannone instead, rather prosaically, retests the fairing with the concealed spoilers that had already been seen during the tests.
Jorge Lorenzo is busy with the latest interpretation of the rear brake lever on the handlebar. After testing it in a position parallel to the clutch lever, here he is back to the more common, thumb operated lever, Doohan style.