MotoGP: Race Results from the Americas GP

04/21/2013 @ 1:12 pm, by Jensen Beeler11 COMMENTS


MotoGP Race Results from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas:

Pos. Rider Team Bike KM/H Diff.
1 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team Honda 158.9 43’42.123
2 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team Honda 158.8 +1.534
3 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 158.7 +3.381
4 Cal CRUTCHLOW Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 158.5 +6.616
5 Stefan BRADL LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 158.1 +12.674
6 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 157.9 +16.615
7 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team Ducati 157.6 +22.374
8 Alvaro BAUTISTA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 157.5 +22.854
9 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati Team Ducati 156.9 +33.773
10 Andrea IANNONE Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 156.4 +42.112
11 Aleix ESPARGARO Power Electronics Aspar ART 156.0 +48.837
12 Bradley SMITH Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 155.9 +50.705
13 Ben SPIES Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati 154.5 +1’14.132
14 Randy DE PUNIET Power Electronics Aspar ART 154.4 +1’15.651
15 Yonny HERNANDEZ Paul Bird Motorsport ART 154.2 +1’19.591
16 Michael LAVERTY Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 153.4 +1’34.391
17 Hiroshi AOYAMA Avintia Blusens FTR 153.1 +1’39.823
18 Hector BARBERA Avintia Blusens FTR 153.1 +1’39.952
19 Claudio CORTI NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 152.7 +1’46.773
20 Bryan STARING GO&FUN Honda Gresini FTR Honda 152.6 +1’48.084
21 Blake YOUNG Attack Performance Racing APR 151.1 1 Lap
Not Classified
Danilo PETRUCCI Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 152.4 8 Laps
Lukas PESEK Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 152.4 8 Laps
Colin EDWARDS NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 149.7 10 Laps

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

  • L2C

    I have to say, after watching three motorcycle races at COTA, the track is too technical for its own good. With the exception of Moto2, Moto3 and MotoGP were pretty bland affairs. The Moto3 race was gifted with a red flag that brought about a 5 lap race that was as spectacular as anything the class has ever had to offer. In other words, it was the kind of racing that is normally associated with the sophmore class. But if not for one unlucky rider getting into an accident, the Moto3 race would have been just as boring.

    COTA serves as an incredible technical excercise for the riders, but it comes up rather short on delivering top-notch racing entertainment. Like some of the MotoGP riders have said, it’s more beautiful to look at than to ride. The track doesn’t seem to flow at all.

    Anyway, it was a great performance from Márquez. He deserves to have his name plastered all over COTA’s walls, because he earned every bit of it. I wish that Pedrosa had taken 1st, but 2nd is good, and he seems to be taking the loss well.

    I’m very glad that many of the traditional tracks are coming up, and hopefully the races will be a lot more exciting. And even though I wasn’t into the racing at COTA, I hope the 61,000 fans who were in attendance had a great time. There are at least 9 more races to be scheduled there in the coming years, so COTA needs repeat and increased attendance for the event. And besides that, hopefully the circuit will put the Schwantz debacle behind them in respectable fashion.

  • L2C

    Corrections: “But if not for one unlucky rider getting into an accident, the Moto3 race would have been just as boring as the race was for the premiere class.”

    “The track doesn’t seem to flow at all, from a spectator’s point of view.”

  • Norm G.

    re: “the track is too technical for its own good.”

    no such animal.

    re: “The track doesn’t seem to flow at all”

    is it suppose to…? it’s called a challenge. if it were easy, the pace car would be a mini-van with a soccer mom at the controls.

  • L2C

    Yes, in my opinion, on each point.

    Speaking forcefully for myself. Not representing your POV in the slightest. Feel free to extract out of context other bits to express what you think is whatever.

    But I have to say, I think watching a soccer MILF pilot a mini-van around a race track would have been fantastically more exciting than today’s Moto3 (before it was restarted) and MotoGP races. No question about that at all, in my mind. :-)

  • CTK

    @L2C I had almost exactly the same criticisms of the track. I called it 2 parking lots connected by drag strips. This race is a giveaway to Honda until Yami gets their seamless gearbox (or Dorna bans them). It was a pointless race

  • The Swede

    The track isn’t my favorite but…

    Marquez a world championship calibre rider. Full stop. The way he points that thing around the track, dragging elbows, firing it out of the corners and in Qatar the way he was slithering around corners when the tires had gone off.. I can think of no better person to take over Stoner’s bike

    Bummer to see Spies lunking around in 13th.. I know his shoulder isn’t 100% after the ligament replacement but its still sucks knowing that before 2012 he was on the verge of being the next alien.

    But on a good note..

    My man Espargaro is killin it! I always liked him last year, especially after shooting to the front of Valencia. I’ll put money down right now that as long as we have a proper wet race or two we’ll see a CRT on the podium this year, probably him. Excited to watch him this year and next on a customer Honda or different bike with a Yammy engine

  • Gutterslob

    No offence, but you often sound too condescending for your own good.

    I’m with L2C on this one. Not a bike track, this. Then again, no surprise since it was designed by that Tilke fella. Even the F1 drivers don’t really rate it that highly.

    Marquez pwned em all. Yes, the Repsol Honda was clearly the best bike, but he still had to beat his teammate. Almost seemed like MM was toying with D-Ped at times. Congrats to the lad.

    Also, someone put Espargaro on a factory bike!!

  • I think Marc is going to be pretty much the best thing since sliced bread. I simply cannot wait for the next race. I only wish that Stoner were still racing, as having him, Pedrosa and Marquez all duking it out would be positively epic.

    I think COTA presents an interesting problem for the riders. Yes, it’s a Tilke track, but nailing the line will net great lap times. The promise of great racing there will be improved as the collective field in each of the classes becomes more familiar with it. Being so long and technical is both blessing and detriment. By 2015, all three classes should be going at it hammer and tongs. I doubt anybody will wind up loving it, but the cream will rise to the top and the layers will be closer together. This first race there was very strung out.

    The Moto3 race’s second leg was epic. Terol absolutely dominated Moto2, indicating that he may have come to terms with the Suter (just as MM did last season). It will be interesting to see how both the lower classes develop over the coming few races.

    In other news, I had no small amount of problems with’s new MultiScreen player this weekend. Everything from races just not playing to commentary audio only on left channel and ambient on right. Toss in audio being about 1 second delayed from the video and watching post-race interviews was an exercise in torture. If Dorna was hoping to sap 40 Euros from my bank account, this weekend was a poor proving ground for me. My overall satisfaction was dramatically lower. The new player is (for my system) by no means an improvement. It was Teh Suck.

  • TheSwede

    Also, a humorous note, I knew Marquez was going to win as soon as I saw he was on the hard rear. Doing that while everyone else is on the soft is such a baller, Stoner move. It was meant to be

  • Singletrack

    I’d have to agree with many of the comments.
    The track looks fantastic to ride, but doesn’t neccessarily provide great racing. Sort of like VIR. That long sequence of esses just creates a conga-line with little opportunity to pass.

    However, MotoGP rarely provides great battles. Its more about progression by 1/1oths, rather than back and forth drafting/dicing. Oh how I miss WSBK on TV.

  • It to bad that the track is ill conceived and that MotoGP racing has become so boring.