The inaugural MotoGP at the Circuit of the Americas was held over the weekend and at just 20 years old, Marc Marquez became the youngest to take the pole position as well as the youngest ever race winner in MotoGP.
Joining him on the podium was teammate Dani Pedrosa and reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo. All three hail from Spain.
Pedrosa originally took the lead off the lights, while Lorenzo tailed the group after a bad start. Marquez and Lorenzo soon over took riders to claim the second and third position following Pedrosa.
“Marquez dived up the inside of Turn 7 on the 13th of the 21 laps. Pedrosa would hang onto the back of his teammate, but lost ground courtesy of a small error six laps later. Marquez took the checkered flag by one and a half seconds, with Lorenzo just over the same margin behind Pedrosa.
Having not tested at the venue a month ago, Crutchlow was more than pleased with fourth, as Bradl and Rossi completed that particular group, with the multiple title winner having overhauled GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista. The latter also fell behind Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso, who progressed to seventh on the final lap and then avoided a last-corner lunge from his rival. Leading American rider Nicky Hayden and Energy T.I. Pramac Racing’s Andrea Iannone rounded out the top ten.”
MotoGP™ Race Classification
1- Marc Marquez SPA Honda 43:42.123
2- Dani Pedrosa SPA Honda 43:43.657
3- Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 43:45.504