MotoGP: Race Results from the Indianapolis GP

08/18/2013 @ 12:31 pm, by Jensen Beeler10 COMMENTS

MotoGP: Race Results from the Indianapolis GP marc marquez motogp indianapolis gp repsol honda scott jones 635x422

MotoGP Race Results from the Indianapolis GP, Indiana:

Pos.RiderTeamBikeKM/HDiff.
1Marc MARQUEZRepsol Honda TeamHonda152.244’52.463
2Dani PEDROSARepsol Honda TeamHonda152.0+3.495
3Jorge LORENZOYamaha Factory RacingYamaha151.8+5.704
4Valentino ROSSIYamaha Factory RacingYamaha151.0+19.895
5Cal CRUTCHLOWMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha151.0+19.955
6Alvaro BAUTISTAGO&FUN Honda GresiniHonda151.0+20.061
7Stefan BRADLLCR Honda MotoGPHonda150.8+24.842
8Bradley SMITHMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha149.9+40.690
9Nicky HAYDENDucati TeamDucati149.9+40.701
10Andrea DOVIZIOSODucati TeamDucati149.9+40.823
11Andrea IANNONEEnergy T.I. Pramac RacingDucati148.9+59.668
12Aleix ESPARGAROPower Electronics AsparART148.5+1’06.650
13Colin EDWARDSNGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR Kawasaki148.3+1’09.462
14Claudio CORTINGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR Kawasaki148.0+1’15.207
15Hiroshi AOYAMAAvintia BlusensFTR147.8+1’20.159
16Hector BARBERAAvintia BlusensFTR147.4+1’25.879
17Danilo PETRUCCICame IodaRacing ProjectIoda-Suter147.2+1’29.616
18Michael LAVERTYPaul Bird MotorsportPBM146.9+1’36.388
19Bryan STARINGGO&FUN Honda GresiniFTR Honda145.91 Lap
Not Classified
Yonny HERNANDEZPaul Bird MotorsportART147.210 Laps
Lukas PESEKCame IodaRacing ProjectIoda-Suter144.513 Laps
Randy DE PUNIETPower Electronics AsparART142.622 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
Blake YOUNGUSAAttack Performance RacingAPR0 Lap

Source: MotoGP; Photo: © 2013 Scott Jones / Scott Jones Photography – All Rights Reserved

Comment:

  1. L2C says:

    That was a great race. Wish Dani had won, but I’ll take the 2nd place finish. And I’ll also take the fact that Dani didn’t fade at the end!!! Yes! Finally! N0-fade-Pedrosa FTW! OK, for the 2nd place – but that’s what Pedrosa needs to do to win this thing.

    I admit, though, Pedro had me worried for a minute on the last laps. I was feeling pretty bummed, too.

    Anyway, great Rossi finish. That three-way fight between Bautista, Cruchlow and Rossi was epic. A whole lot of passes from them. Was very exciting.

    And the battle for eighth between Dovi, Hayden and Smith was really good, as well. Sucks that Smith elbowed pass Hayden, but that’s racing.

    It was a nail-biter till the very end. Márquez won – but he had help. LOL! He took advantage of two injured riders, but that’s racing, too. I’m just glad that Dani didn’t give and settle like he usually does. He took 2nd place. That bodes well for him for the rest of the season.

    Awesome.

  2. Shawn says:

    Good race. I wasn’t surprised that Marquez won it; he seems all but unstoppable at the moment.

    The best actual racing was the 3-way battle for 4th place with Bautista, Crutchlow, and Rossi. That new tank of Crutchlow’s seemed to help the beginning of the race, but not the end (his other tank seemed to be the opposite). It could have been due to Indy having such a relatively bad surface, though. It’ll be interesting to see if Cal uses the new tank at Brno next weekend, and if it has any benefit to him. For the first 6 or 7 laps, it looked like he might actually have a shot at a podium finish.

    Not at all surprised that the Attack Racing entry blew up on Lap 1. As much as I applaud Richard Stanboli for basically being a one-man design team and building his own entry from scratch, I really think he let his reach exceed his grasp when he tried to compete in Moto GP. Seems basically a repeat of the earlier FP sessions, when Young lunched something in the top end and started spewing smoke all over. Cal certainly was up in arms about it when Blake Young wouldn’t get off the track.

    I wonder if anyone got a good, hi-res photo of both the factory Ducks getting airborne over the curbing on the last lap. Would have made a great poster!

    Unsurprisingly, the more exciting overall racing was in Moto 2, though, with a “Where the hell did he come from?” attack by Esteve Rabat for the win over a Nakagami that I thought for sure was running away with it.

    I hope that the production racer entries for 2014 help to close in the field. Having the top CRT entry finish over a full minute behind the factory bikes is a real non-starter. It really ends up dividing the race into two simultaneous races – the factory bikes in front, them all the CRT bikes scraggling along in the back field. In fact, by the numbers, the slowest CRT bike would have been lapped if the race lasted another handful of laps.

  3. Slangbuster says:

    Marquez could turn out to be the next Hailwood, Ago, Roberts, Rossi…. and I hope he does. He certainly has all the ingredients. Kudos to Rossi for clawing his way up to 4th and a big thanks to Bowling Ball Bautista for not knocking anyone down today. Loved the last turn last lap inside pass/punt by Hayden on Dovi (a little payback?) . Too bad that allowed Smith to get past…. but it was worth it. Amazing and inspiring that Lorenzo and Pedrosa are running up front with those injuries.

  4. mike says:

    “”and a big thanks to Bowling Ball Bautista for not knocking anyone down today. “”

    :)))
    Lol

  5. L2C says:

    “Bowling Ball Bautista”

    +1

    Wish I had thought of that! :)

  6. motogpbonehead says:

    With Marc’s younger sibling eclipsing Marc’s 125 record for first podium, hopefully in a few years we will see Marquez v Marquez

  7. Dan says:

    that was probably the most boring race of the season so far. Fell asleep half way through. Indy just doesn’t deliver the racing like other tracks. If not for Marquez, I probably would have turned it off. Thank God for WSBK

  8. Damo says:

    “Bowling Ball Bautista”

    Does have a nice ring to it.

    People call Johnny Rea “Rollerball Rea” sometimes too, haha.

    (Fans of both of them, but you have to laugh sometimes.)

  9. JW says:

    Hayden payback on Dovi:

    Masterpiece

  10. tony says:

    ok guys, just 1 question…

    whose coming second this year?