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Austin MotoGP Results


Marc Marquez (Honda) stormed to his 6th straight MotoGP win at the Austin, Texas facility earlier today. Marquez was virtually untouchable, clicking off lap after lap quicker than any of the other riders.

Filling out the podium were Maverick Viñales (Yamaha) in second place, and Andrea Iannone (Suzuki) in third.

The championship tightened up considerably with five riders within 8 points of the lead. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati), who finished 5th today, leads the championship with a single point over Marquez. Follow this link to full race results. For additional details and points, visit the official MotoGP site.


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26 Comments

  1. Brian says:

    COTA replaces Indy as the dullest race on the circuit. If only Laguna was brought back…

    • Jeremy in TX says:

      I wish they could pull that off. Much better racing there, though the facility leaves a lot to be desired.

  2. Ricardo says:

    I was at the CoTA races and it was a booooooring MotoGP race, it looked like the riders had absolutely no interest in pushing hard and try to catch Marquez, also heard it was because the riders were very concerned about bumps on the track that was making it unsafe to race.

  3. 5229 says:

    A very good case of we have Marc Marquez,then everyone else. He looked like he was on rails during the race.

  4. dt 175 says:

    how/why is marquez so good at COTA? even biaggi wasn’t this dominant at brno. dale Earnhardt claimed to have been able to see the air/draft. does/can marquez see the shortest/fastest line? and if so, why only here?

    • VLJ says:

      Germany, too. Marquez has never lost in either country. His dominance in America also includes three wins at Indy and another at Laguna Seca.

      • Pacer says:

        I’ve heard Marquez likes left handed tracks. COTA is, and I believe the Sachsenring is as well. Oops, was replying to dt175.

    • Jeremy in TX says:

      I think he sees it at virtually all tracks. The difference is that other can riders also see it at other venues.

    • Mick says:

      My guess is that he is good at riding on bumpy tracks. I used to have a pet road that I would ride, on the 916 that I was riding at the time, just because it was bumpy and I thought that it was fun. Guys that rode it with me never wanted to ride it again.

  5. TimC says:

    As for Pedrosa, this is the guy who said:

    “It’s not a method; it’s a thought. When you wake up in the morning, you have to decide how you want to see things. The mental strength consists in choosing the positive thought. That it is usually not the easiest way. It’s easier to find an excuse or thinking that there is nothing more to do.”

  6. TimC says:

    Re: Ducati the temptress

    I admit I myself have been tempted by certain Ducatis, but one must recognize the succubus for what it is. Not that I feel terribly sorry for Lorenzo and his wormy little moustache, just saying another one bites the dust….

  7. John A. Kuzmenko says:

    That race was rated Z.
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzz…

  8. RonH says:

    I think that was the most boring MotoGP race I’ve ever seen. I’ll have to watch the Moto2 race.

    • Jeremy in TX says:

      Yes, COTA is a wonderful venue to attend, but the track usually makes for some pretty dull motorcycle racing. The Moto2 race was pretty good, though.

  9. VLJ says:

    If ever there was a scratch race, this was it. The first, second, and third qualifiers finished the race in that same order, and the fifth qualifier finished fourth. None of those four positions were hotly contested, either. Each of the top four finishers rode a relatively lonely, stress-free race. Only the fourth qualifier, Zarco, failed to hold up his end of the bargain, and he fell just two spots, to sixth.

    Anyway, unless you’re in the #93 garage, America and Germany are the MotoGP equivalents of Death and Taxes.

    Oh, and how important now are those ten points Marquez cost Rossi in Argentina? Add those points to Rossi’s total and here are your current standings as we head to Europe…

    1. Dovizioso (46 points)
    2. Marquez (45 points)
    3. Vinales (41 points)
    4. Rossi (39 points)
    5. Crutchlow (38 points)
    6. Zarco (38 points)
    7. Iannoni (31 points)

    So, if you’re the head brass at Suzuki, do you really want Jorge Lorenzo? Never mind Iannoni’s resurgence. Just look at Lorenco’s performance on anything but a Yamaha. Do you still want him?

    • Jeremy in TX says:

      Well, if the Suzuki behaves more like the Yamaha, are you sure you wouldn’t want him? He wouldn’t be the first world champion that failed to come to grips with a Ducati.

      As for Rossi’s “lost” points, I don’t think it will make any difference in the end.

      • Dave says:

        Re: “As for Rossi’s “lost” points, I don’t think it will make any difference in the end.”

        We’ll see. right now it’s the difference between 2nd and 4th. If Marquez had lost his 10pts. but Rossi kept his, he’s be leading the thing.

    • PatrickD says:

      So what?
      Marquez was (rightly) the big points loser in the Rossi incident, which is how it should be.

      • Dave says:

        Marquez deserved to lose points but Rossi didn’t.

      • Vrooom says:

        Marquez and Rossi both lost points, Rossi by being taken off the track by Marquez. It seems like Rossi was the big points loser and Marquez simply unable to follow the rules.

  10. My2cents says:

    Haven’t watched it yet, but glad to see Suzuki on the podium. Rossi although not on podium just shy in 4th.

  11. bmbktmracer says:

    Bit of a snoozer, this one. Moto2 action was great.