Honda rider Marc Marquez has dominated on the Circuit of the Americas track taking a 100 percent winning record into this weekend's round of the championship.
But a slow start to the year (one finish and just 13 points) coupled with the phenomenal start to the year by Yamaha man Maverick Vinales will have Marquez's run under threat.
"After the Argentina race, I'm happy to go to a track I love as much as Austin, although of course I would have preferred to arrive there in a better position," said Marquez.
"Another race weekend is about to start and we'll give 100% to try to get our first podium this season.
"I have great memories of Austin, and for me it's one of the best venues on the race calendar. I like the layout of the track, as it has many different types of sections and corners and lots of elevation changes. I also love the "American" style, with all the fans enjoying the sport and the fun at the track."