Austin MotoGP Results

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Marc Marquez (Honda) continued his domination of the Austin round of the MotoGP series by taking his fourth straight victory at this venue earlier today. Marquez cruised home 6 seconds ahead of second-place Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) who held a sizeable gap over third place Andrea Iannone (Ducati).

A number of crashes affected not only the race results, but the early championship points battle. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) was again taken out by the crash of another rider … this time Dani Pedrosa (Honda) when Pedrosa’s crashed bike swept up Dovi on lap 7. Meanwhile, Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) low sided early in the race while trying to make up for a poor start. We understand none of these riders was injured and, in fact, Pedrosa re-joined the race for a period before retiring.

The consistent Marquez (he won the last round in Argentina, and took a podium after Round 1 in Qatar) already has a sizable 21 point advantage in the championship over Lorenzo (who has already recorded one DNF – at the Argentina round).

Here are the results from Austin, Texas:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 157.9 43’57.945
2 20 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 157.6 +6.107
3 16 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Ducati Team Ducati 157.3 +10.947
4 13 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 156.8 +18.422
5 11 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 156.7 +20.711
6 10 45 Scott REDDING GBR OCTO Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 156.2 +28.961
7 9 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 156.0 +32.112
8 8 51 Michele PIRRO ITA OCTO Pramac Yakhnich Ducati 156.0 +32.757
9 7 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 155.9 +34.592
10 6 6 Stefan BRADL GER Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 155.6 +40.211
11 5 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 155.3 +45.423
12 4 50 Eugene LAVERTY IRL Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati 155.2 +47.127
13 3 53 Tito RABAT SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 155.2 +47.426
14 2 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati 154.9 +51.190
15 1 76 Loris BAZ FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 153.7 +1’12.929
16 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR LCR Honda Honda 153.3 +1’19.252
17 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 152.8 +1’28.036
Not Classified
26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 148.0 10 Laps
4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 157.8 15 Laps
46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 156.2 19 Laps

 

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