Marquez unbeatable in Texas

Author: Oli Rushby Pics: Bonnie Lane Posted: 12 Apr 2015

Marquez wins in Austin

Dovizioso took the holeshot from Marquez and Rossi with Bradley Smith coming round the outside into an impressive fourth.

Scott Redding, looking eager, slipped off the Estrella Galicia Marc VDS bike knocking Pol Espargaro out of contention on the first lap.

Marquez took the lead for the first time on lap four, Dovizioso tried to use the Ducati’s speed to take him back on the straight but the Spaniard’s superior braking ability saw him retain the lead.

Rossi slipped underneath Dovizioso into the tight hairpin but lost out on the long straight as Marquez began to pull away at the front. Rossi secured second on lap six but Marquez had already pulled out a lead of 1.6 seconds.

Dovizioso finished second again

Iannone took Smith for fourth into the seventh lap, as a four way battled formed for second place. The Italian tried to take third from his team mate three laps later but Dovizioso was having none of it.

The Ducatis closed in on Rossi once again with six to go, as Dovizioso passed the Yamaha to take second on lap 15.

Having regrouped towards the end of the race, Jorge Lorenzo took fourth from Iannone on lap 19, the Spaniard having struggled with a bout of bronchitis throughout the weekend.

Andrea Iannone took fifth before running out of fuel on the cool down lap, ahead of British duo Bradley Smith and Cal Crutchlow. Suzuki's pairing of Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales finished eighth and ninth respectively with Danilo Petrucci rounding out the top ten. 

MotoGP Austin – Race Result

  1. Marc Marquez – Repsol Honda
  2. Andrea Dovizioso – Ducati Team
  3. Valentino Rossi – Movistar Yamaha
  4. Jorge Lorenzo – Movistar Yamaha
  5. Andrea Iannone – Ducati Team
  6. Bradley Smith – Monster Tech 3 Yamaha
  7. Cal Crutchlow – CWM LCR Honda
  8. Aleix Espargaro – Ecstar Suzuki
  9. Maverick Vinales – Ecstar Suzuki
  10. Danilo Petrucci – Pramac Ducati
  11. Hiroshi Aoyama – Repsol Honda
  12. Hector Barbera – Avintia Ducati
  13. Nicky Hayden – Power Electronics Aspar Honda
  14. Jack Miller – GIVI CWM LCR Honda
  15. Alvaro Bautista – Aprilia Racing
  16. Eugene Laverty – Power Electronics Aspar Honda
  17. Loris Baz – Athina Forward Yamaha
  18. Mike Di Meglio – Avintia Ducati 

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