Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) has added his second victory of the season in the Red Bull of the Americas Grand Prix after a race that he has mastered throughout his 21 laps. Dani Pedrosa has given the double to the official Honda team, although more than 5 seconds. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) has completed the podium. Lorenzo, 10th after being penalized for getting ahead of the start.
Marc Márquez has again knocked out all his rivals on the track in Austin, where he has starred in a race that has controlled from start to finish. The great level of Lleida could not surprise anyone, given the superiority manifested over the weekend, but self-elimination for the second consecutive race of his rival Jorge Lorenzo, who has been ahead at the start and has been sentenced to a comeback race without the possibility of fighting for the front positions.
The world champion has been at the head of the race since his early stages, followed by Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team), Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing) and Cal Crutchlow (Ducati Team). Ahead of all of them was Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), but it was a false start. A fiasco of Qatar, the Mallorcan has today added a resounding error to start before the lights went out. The Yamaha has won several meters before any of his rivals reacted but at the end of the first lap he has already started the path of the pit lane to fulfill a penalty ‘ride trough’.
In the middle of the test, the Cervera driver maintained a two-second lead over Pedrosa, but as the laps have been falling his advantage has been increasing to reach a maximum of six seconds. So relaxed was the rider that he was about to have something more than a scare on the last corner, before crossing the finish line, when he has momentarily lost his line. After that small shock, Márquez crossed the finish line with a margin of 5 seconds over Pedrosa and more than 15 over the third classified, Andrea Dovizioso, who made a race from less to more and ended up reaching his first podium with Ducati, also the first podium for the Italian factory since the Grand Prix played in Misano a year and a half ago.
Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda) has won the fourth position after leading an explosive final in which he has passed the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 duo, Pol Espargaró and Bradley Smith, and Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing), who has ridden in Leading positions throughout the test and has signed the seventh place.
Behind, a blurred Valentino Rossi with many problems in his M1 and far from the performance exhibited in Qatar. The Italian has preceded Aleix Espargaró and Jorge Lorenzo, who has taken his comeback to the tenth position.
The weekend has ended in disaster for the two drivers of the GO & FUN Honda Gresini. Álvaro Bautista has gone to the ground mid-race and adds his second abandonment in the Championship. Scott Redding has also fallen with two laps remaining. Nor Cal Crutchlow has been lucky in this race, since he has gone to the ground during the second part of the race and had to be evacuated on a stretcher to be examined at the medical center.
Márquez, has celebrated his second consecutive win and the 50 points that he already accumulates in his locker with a ‘selfie’ on the podium with Pedrosa and Dovizioso. Everything was joy for the 21-year-old, who today has become the first driver to win the first two races of the year since pole in the premier class since Mick Doohan did it in 1995. A reference, as the Australian He wore his same colors in his successful career in the World Championship, where he won five consecutive titles in the top flight.