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Grand Prix of The Americas
Race Ended
Circuit of the Americas - 22nd April
Fastest Lap - M.Marquez 2:04.605
 
Rider Team Time FLs
PTS
4 1
  M.Marquez
Repsol Honda Team 41:52.002 3 25
1 2
  M.Vinales
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +3.560 0 20
2 3
  A.Iannone
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR +6.704 1 16
5 4
  V.Rossi
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +9.587 0 13
8 5
  A.Dovizioso
Ducati Team +13.570 0 11
3 6
  J.Zarco
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +14.231 0 10
9 7
  D.Pedrosa
Repsol Honda Team +18.201 0 9
13 8
  T.Rabat
Reale Avintia Racing +28.537 0 8
18 9
  J.Miller
Alma Pramac Racing +28.671 0 7
19 10
  A.Espargaro
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini +28.875 0 6
6 11
  J.Lorenzo
Ducati Team +31.355 0 5
10 12
  D.Petrucci
Alma Pramac Racing +34.993 0 4
15 13
  P.Espargaro
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +37.264 0 3
12 14
  T.Nakagami
LCR Honda +39.335 0 2
21 15
  A.Bautista
Angel Nieto Team +40.887 0 1
14 16
  B.Smith
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +48.475 0 0
22 17
  S.Redding
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini +49.995 0 0
20 18
  T.Luthi
EG 0,0 Marc VDS +51.115 0 0
7 19
  C.Crutchlow
LCR Honda +59.055 0 0
24 20
  X.Simeon
Reale Avintia Racing +59.747 0 0
17 21
  F.Morbidelli
EG 0,0 Marc VDS +60.513 0 0
11 -
  A.Rins
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Crashed Out 0 0
16 -
  H.Syahrin
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Crashed Out 0 0
23 -
  K.Abraham
Angel Nieto Team Retired 0 0
Live Commentary
Summary: Marquez put on a masterclass at the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas to score his tenth successive win on American soil. The reigning champion was stripped of his pole position on account of a penalty but despite starting from fourth on the grid, the Spaniard found himself in the lead on the opening lap itself and barring a lone attempt by Iannone, never looked back.

Vinales would later get by Iannone, relegating him to round out the podium finishers but nevertheless, it was a much-needed result for the often-erroneous Suzuki rider.

Rossi finished fourth, ahead of Dovizioso, who moved into the points lead with his fifth place finish after a late pass on Zarco.

A Herculean effort from Pedrosa, nursing an injured wrist to bring home seventh and holding off a charging trio of Rabat, Miller and Aleix Espargo, who rounded out the top-10 finishers.

That wraps up our coverage stateside. Join us again in a couple of weeks at Jerez!
Lap 20: FINAL LAP! Can Marquez pull off a tenth successive win on American soil? Vinales in P2 is messaged by his team about Iannone being a second behind. MARQUEZ WINS! Vinales brings home P2, ahead of Iannone with a well-deserved P3. Rabat holds off the charging Miller and Aleix Espargaro for P8!
Lap 19: After the exciting series of races to open the season, today's event has seen considerably less excitement but there is no taking away from Marquez's monstrous form, as he continues to run in his own zipcode compared to the rest of the field.
Lap 18: We see 2000 MotoGP champion Kenny Roberts Jr. in the Repsol-Honda garage, counting down the minutes and hoping to see Marquez bring home the win.
Lap 17: Dovizioso, always a model of perseverance, pulls off a well-calculated pass for P5 on Zarco. That will move him up to the points lead into Jerez, as they run.
Lap 16: Lorenzo's disastrous Ducati stint shows no signs of letting up as he loses THREE positions in Turn 1, dropping to P11 as Rabat, Miller and Aleix Espargaro stream past the former champion.
Lap 15: Luthi stays ahead of Marc VDS teammate Morbidelli as the two experienced rookies battle it out for P18. Tech3's Herve Poncharal signals 'full gas' to the cameras as his man Zarco keeps running in the thick of it for the P2 battle down in P5.
Lap 14: While not without handy doses of counter-steering into the corners, Marquez is riding smoother than his usual wild style. His teammate Pedrosa has been on the podium on three of his four visits in Austin. While a podium may be off the cards today, it has no doubt been a stellar ride by the diminutive Spaniard to brave the pain from his broken wrist to hold P7 so far.
Lap 13: Zarco, Dovizioso and amazingly, Pedrosa with his painful wrist injury, are engaged in a spirited chase for P5.
Lap 12: Rins is down! He was on the cusp of making a move on Pedrosa for P7 but now it is all over for the Spaniard. Lorenzo and Espargaro did very well to avoid him and his stricken Suzuki.
Lap 11: A tough break for Abraham as he is forced into the pits and into retirement. At the other end of the spectrum is Marquez, now almost a straight's length out in front and well on course for a tenth win stateside.
Lap 10: Syahrin was having a decent race in P11, on course for another points finish after P9 at the last round but he is down and out of it now, unfortunately, as the Malaysian broods on a fence trackside.
Lap 9: CRUTCHLOW IS DOWN! The championship leader asks just a bit too much from his front end and that was all she wrote in the final corner.
Lap 8: Marquez has stretched his lead to over two seconds now. Crutchlow dives inside Zarco but makes a hash of it, running wide on exit, handing back P5 to the Frenchman.
Lap 7: Vinales has a look up the inside of Iannone into Turn 1 and successfully fends off the Italian on exit to move up to P2. Dovizioso is up to P6 momentarily before Crutchlow gets back past.
Lap 6: Iannone is starting to lose track of Marquez and the battle of the moment is for P2, as Vinales and Rossi pile on the pressure from behind. Meanwhile, Marquez clocks in the fastest lap.
Lap 5: Rossi has so far been able to match teammate Vinales lap-for-lap, as the two factory Yamaha teammates run in each other's wheel tracks, trying to chase down Iannone for P2.
Lap 4: Despite the fractured wrist, Pedrosa has done admirably so far, running in P8 and fending off Lorenzo. How long can he keep it up? As has been the case all weekend, a dusty mist pervades all over the racing surface. Something else for the riders to deal with.
Lap 3: Iannone in P2 sets the fastest lap, keeping Marquez honest out front. And he goes it...Iannone wobbles into Turn 11, outbraking Marquez for the lead but runs wide and tucks back behind the reigning champion.
Lap 2: The opening lap is in the books and it is a familiar face in control of the race, as Marquez hopes to add to his impressive tally of wins on American soil. Petrucci is down to P17 after starting P10 - a disastrous getaway for the satellite Ducati rider. Crutchlow makes a mistake and Zarco pounces for P5.
Lap 1: The red lights go out and the Grand Prix of the Americas is GO!! Incredible start from Iannone to lead into Turn 1. Marquez up to P2 while pole starter Vinales is down to P3. Rossi tries to go around the outside of Zarco for P5. Marquez outbrakes Iannone at the end of the back straight into Turn 12. Also, Rossi gets by Zarco through there.
Preview: It's race day in Austin, Texas for the Grand Prix of the Americas! Vinales will be starting from pole after Marquez was bumped off that honour on account of dawdling in front of Vinales during qualifying and being relegated to the fourth starting position for today's race. That will surely fire up Marquez and in the last round in Argentina, we saw what can transpire once that happens! Lining up alongside Vinales on the front row will be Iannone and Zarco, both with a chip on their shoulder. Iannone is already under fire from within the Suzuki camp, including former champion Kevin Schwantz, so he will be hoping to convert P2 to P1, while Zarco remains ever-hopeful to finally convert one of his stellar runs into victory. The circuit consists of a fair amount of elevation changes at places as well as some tricky, technical sections, including a set of turns early on that are reminiscent of the legendary Maggots and Becketts bends at Silverstone. It is also one of the few counter-clockwise circuits on the calendar.  Takaaki Nakagami was the quickest among the rookie crop, qualifying 12th, ahead of fellow rookies Hafizh Syahrin, 2017 Moto2 champion Franco Morbidelli, long-time Moto2 ace Thomas Luthi and Xavier Simeon.
Weather
Temp: 22°C
Forecast: Sunny
Track: Dry


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