MotoGP: Race Results from Austin

04/13/2014 @ 1:40 pm, by Jensen Beeler28 COMMENTS

MotoGP: Race Results from Austin marc marquez americas gp motogp scott jones 635x423

MotoGP Race Results from the Americas GP at Austin, Texas:

Pos.RiderTeamBikeKM/HDiff.
1Marc MARQUEZRepsol Honda TeamHonda159.443’33.430
2Dani PEDROSARepsol Honda TeamHonda159.2+4.124
3Andrea DOVIZIOSODucati TeamDucati158.2+20.976
4Stefan BRADLLCR Honda MotoGPHonda158.0+22.790
5Bradley SMITHMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha158.0+22.963
6Pol ESPARGAROMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha157.8+26.567
7Andrea IANNONEPramac RacingDucati157.7+28.257
8Valentino ROSSIMovistar Yamaha MotoGPYamaha156.7+45.519
9Aleix ESPARGARONGM Forward RacingForward Yamaha156.6+47.605
10Jorge LORENZOMovistar Yamaha MotoGPYamaha156.5+49.111
11Nicky HAYDENDrive M7 AsparHonda155.8+1’00.735
12Hiroshi AOYAMADrive M7 AsparHonda155.6+1’03.954
13Yonny HERNANDEZEnergy T.I. Pramac RacingDucati155.4+1’07.333
14Karel ABRAHAMCardion AB MotoracingHonda154.2+1’27.972
15Hector BARBERAAvintia RacingAvintia154.0+1’32.376
16Michael LAVERTYPaul Bird MotorsportPBM154.0+1’32.543
17Danilo PETRUCCIIodaRacing ProjectART153.6+1’39.176
18Mike DI MEGLIOAvintia RacingAvintia152.9+1’51.962
Not Classified
Scott REDDINGGO&FUN Honda GresiniHonda155.22 Laps
Colin EDWARDSNGM Forward RacingForward Yamaha154.94 Laps
Cal CRUTCHLOWDucati TeamDucati152.49 Laps
Alvaro BAUTISTAGO&FUN Honda GresiniHonda158.312 Laps
Broc PARKESPaul Bird MotorsportPBM151.313 Laps

Source: MotoGP; Photo: © 2014 Scott Jones / Scott Jones Photography – All Rights Reserved

Comment:

  1. jzj says:

    Figuratively, a race over the moment before it began.

  2. ADG says:

    Dovi 3rd. I bet there’s a lot of head shaking amongst past Duc riders and the factory. “Crazy Joe” did pretty well also.

  3. Joe says:

    the cheating factory ducati team got a podium. Yay !!

  4. Travis says:

    Really cheating Ducati team get real there just smart to run open class honda been cheating for past few years don’t be a hater

  5. Gonzo says:

    I’m not sad Jorge jumped the gun by a mile. What…did his hand slip on the clutch lever?

  6. ADG says:

    Joe you dope, Ducati didn’t cheat, they took advantage of the rule book, just like every race team in history. Plus Honda pissed moaned and threatened to get their way with Dorna for years now.

  7. SBPilot says:

    I’m happy for Dovi and Ducati, but anyway, it wasn’t without luck as Rossi and Jorge were both unusually far from the top. Gutted for Rossi as he was right there but just dropped like a rock.

    Great battle between Smith and Bradl, all in all I’d say a great race from 3rd place on wards. So long that Marquez keeps riding like this..well…start talking about 2015.

  8. L2C says:

    It could have been a much better race, but those damn Bridgestones ruined the race for a lot of riders, no matter which bike they rode. Hondas, Yamahas, Ducatis — front tires were shot for all of them. I wonder what excuse Bridgestone is going to come up with now.

    Anybody know what the COTA attendance figures were? The stands and parking lots seemed to be mostly empty.

    Moto3 and Moto2 were excellent races, though Takaaki Nakagami in Moto2 didn’t do as well as I hoped. Maverick Vinales made up for that, though. That kid is awesome.

    In Moto3, Romano Fenati was the one who put on the show. He carved his way through the field and just about stole the lead for the checkered flag from Jack Miller. If Fenati gets a good result in Argentina, he’ll definitely be in the mix fighting for the championship this season. I would say he is right now, but another solid result would confirm it. Jack Miller was awesome.

  9. Spamtasticus says:

    I flagged turn 14 and the stands were empty but they had over 100k. most people dont sit.

  10. Yeeha! Stephen says:

    What can I say… make the switch…

    http://michelin-power.com/

  11. Gutterslob says:

    Doesn’t matter what tyre manufacturer you have. A single-make series will breed complacency. Look at Pirelli in F1 last year, or the BF-Goodrich years in WRC (though Loeb’s dominance did make it even worse, no fault of his).

    As for COTA, well, it’s clearly Marquez’s track now, I reckon, just like Phillip Island was Stoner’s.

  12. crshnbrn says:

    I’ve never really followed Moto3, but I caught the last 1/2 lap of the Moto3 race. I’m going to start tuning in earlier.

  13. smiler says:

    Joe you numpty. Ducati read the rules, unlike anyone else and with three manufacturers presumably you would prefer it was two. Honda moaned to Dorna who backed down as usual and made a new category (the fifth) that rewards failing.

    What an utterly hopeless race. 5 accicents because of disintegrating tires, Bridgestone bought a Honda tire, presumably because Repsol want to expand in the US. Unlikely but Bridgestone could not bring 2014 spec tyres to the race because they have not made enough and bring one clearly to the benefit of Honda. Amazing.

    Pedro has no chance of keeping up with Merguez, that was clear last year and it was clear the year before he is over the hill. However he is kept on because he is Spanish.

    Rossi as usual the only rider providng any interest until his tyre disintegrates.

    Ducati on the podium because of useless tyres.

    red Bull should really take over MotoGP.

  14. Lewis Dawson says:

    To say Ducati is cheating because of their decision to race Open is pure stupidity. It’s not even a case of “unintended consequences” of Dorna’s rules. It is simply a case of Dorna creating incentives, and Ducati responding to them. It’s like the government creating tax credits to encourage certain actions. When you qualify for a tax credit, and claim it on your tax return, are you a tax cheater?

  15. L2C says:

    @ smiler

    “Pedro has no chance of keeping up with Merguez, that was clear last year and it was clear the year before he is over the hill. However he is kept on because he is Spanish.”

    And more nationalist crap words keep pouring out of your nationalist crap mouth because you’re smiler.

  16. Conrice says:

    Really Joe? You’re right, my mistake – they’re blatantly cheating… even though they’re following the rules set out by Dorna…

    And it was so much more interesting with Ducati not being competitive wasn’t it? The occasional Yamaha vs Honda battle was just too stimulating for your senses wasn’t it?

  17. Jw says:

    It was fun watching last year with a new rookie crashing many times yet still beating other riders. This year with 4 seconds between 1st and 2nd place, and 20 seconds to third, plus way too many riders crashing out, tire drama, all the rule changing and politics of Dorna, even COTA ‘s bad behavior. This was not a fun race to watch. And buy looking into the sparsely populated grandstands I couldn’t help think that a few folks feel the same. I understand results sell bikes, but if the fan base goes away.. In this country.

    I was very pleased to see Ducati show some hope with a podium. Sad to see Hayden so down and out about his job and the disappointing Honda. When Nicky leaves what American rider will there be to watch on American soil? sad. Watching the rider press interviews I wonder if Danny really likes his job these days, but so far this season he could end up second, but I’m pretty sure he will be out of Honda in 15. Maybe Suzuki?

  18. Yeeha! Stephen says:

    “I’ve never really followed Moto3, but I caught the last 1/2 lap of the Moto3 race. I’m going to start tuning in earlier…”

    Flag-to-flag wise, Moto 3 was the best race of the day. Moto 2 started out well but was soon a runaway. GP = Boring! (except for the speeds on the back straight and into turn 12 – a first gear corner)

    We sat in turn 12, the best spot for the Moto 3 action. Catch a replay and watch how many times Jack Miller’s Red Bull KTM was #3 into the corner but #1 out! Wonderful!

    http://circuitoftheamericas.com/visit/venue-maps

  19. L2C says:

    “Watching the rider press interviews I wonder if Danny really likes his job these days…”

    Dani said some important things in his interviews before qualifying and after the race. Doesn’t seem like anybody was listening, though. Probably too stunned by Jorge’s SNAFU or whatever.

  20. Jw says:

    I do watch the press interviews and you are correct he seems to be the forgotten child these days, yet overall he performs well above the rest.

  21. ADG says:

    Pedrosa looks like a little kid who has “little league” parents pushing him, but he’d dance ballet.

  22. ADG says:

    but he’d ‘rather’ dance ballet.

  23. “Anybody know what the COTA attendance figures were?”

    During the race, attendance was shown to be 57,000 and change, I believe.

  24. “Watching the rider press interviews I wonder if Danny really likes his job these days…”

    As I understand it, Dani hates the media side of the MotoGP circus almost as much as Stoner did. Finish 4 seconds down and yet again in 2nd place and that’s really got to get annoying after a while. I’m looking forward to Dani’s side of the garage finding some missing time and getting him on the top step again.

  25. Yeeha! Stephen says:

    Trane Francks says:

    April 14, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    “Anybody know what the COTA attendance figures were?”

    During the race, attendance was shown to be 57,000 and change, I believe…”

  26. Yeeha! Stephen says:

    Trane Francks says:

    April 14, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    “Anybody know what the COTA attendance figures were?”

    During the race, attendance was shown to be 57,000 and change, I believe…”

    Press release has it at just under 119,000 for the weekend. That’s about 12k down from last years 131k.

    The weather was threatening. I wonder if that had something to do with it, or is that just the American moto-racing base now?

    I know one thing, the COTA people were expecting it. The concession stands were way down this year. Almost non-existent on the back side of the track with drinks only and no food. You had to cross over the bridges to find a “stray dog”. One plus… this year they had beer carts roaming the entire track circumference.

  27. “That’s about 12k down from last years 131k.”

    That’s a disappointment. I would have expected higher weekend numbers than that.

  28. Jw says:

    And when Hayden hangs his hat, then what will become of this attendance?