Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda) has imposed a great duel on his teammate Dani Pedrosa and has claimed his first victory in the premier class in his second MotoGP ™ race to position himself as the new leader of the World Championship. Jorge Lorenzo has been third and has given a historic Spanish triplet in the top flight.
Marc Márquez is already the youngest to win a MotoGP Grand Prix after making a new exhibition of riding, talent and confidence on Sunday, unbefitting a rookie who only played his second Grand Prix of the premier class. The driver of Cervera, who yesterday signed a premonition pole position in the track of Austin, has overtaken his teammate Dani Pedrosa with eight laps remaining and has stayed ahead in the next laps until crossing the finish line with a second and a half of advantage.
The third place of Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing) in the first Red Bull of the Americas Grand Prix has given an unusual Spanish triplet in the premier class.
The race has started at a dizzying pace, with the Repsol Honda duo making a quick run away while Lorenzo was in his wake after a somewhat unsuccessful start in which he has skated the rear wheel. Pedrosa has been at the front of the group and the debutant from Lleida has been placed on a wheel after a nervous start that has led him to reach something in the first corner. It would be his only mistake in a perfect race.
Escaped the two men of HRC and with three seconds of margin on the World Champion, the pulse was glimpsed by the triumph in the new stage of the Championship, a devilish and technical layout in which the rover of Cervera has fit like a glove from I discovered him a month ago in a private test. After studying his garage partner for 13 laps, Márquez has overtaken him in a hurry of braking on the curve and he has not given up the first position until crossing the finish line, claiming a dazzling triumph, winning the provisional lead and unseating Freddie Spencer as the youngest driver to win a Grand Prix in the premier class, all in one go. The American was 20 years old and 196 days old when he won the 500cc GP of Belgium in 1982. Márquez adds another record to his long list of achievements in the World Championship by achieving it with 20 years and 63 days.
In a weekend that was already predicted uphill for the Yamaha, Lorenzo has achieved his goal of reaching the podium, third, and add his podium number 100 in the Championship. The Mallorcan has been ahead of Cal Crutchlow (Monster Yamaha Tec3), which has won the game to Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda), with whom he has fought throughout the test.
Valentino Rossi (Yamaha Factory) has not been able to repeat his performances from Qatar and has signed the sixth position after riding solo during the second part of the race and keep at bay Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team). Álvaro Bautista (Go & Fun Honda Gresini), Nicky Hayden (Ducati Team) and Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing) have completed the top 10 of the Grand Prix.