MotoGP: Race Results from the Indianapolis GP

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


MotoGP Race Results from the Indianapolis GP, Indiana:

Pos. Rider Team Bike KM/H Diff.
1 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team Honda 152.2 44’52.463
2 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team Honda 152.0 +3.495
3 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 151.8 +5.704
4 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 151.0 +19.895
5 Cal CRUTCHLOW Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 151.0 +19.955
6 Alvaro BAUTISTA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 151.0 +20.061
7 Stefan BRADL LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 150.8 +24.842
8 Bradley SMITH Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 149.9 +40.690
9 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati Team Ducati 149.9 +40.701
10 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team Ducati 149.9 +40.823
11 Andrea IANNONE Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 148.9 +59.668
12 Aleix ESPARGARO Power Electronics Aspar ART 148.5 +1’06.650
13 Colin EDWARDS NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 148.3 +1’09.462
14 Claudio CORTI NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 148.0 +1’15.207
15 Hiroshi AOYAMA Avintia Blusens FTR 147.8 +1’20.159
16 Hector BARBERA Avintia Blusens FTR 147.4 +1’25.879
17 Danilo PETRUCCI Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 147.2 +1’29.616
18 Michael LAVERTY Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 146.9 +1’36.388
19 Bryan STARING GO&FUN Honda Gresini FTR Honda 145.9 1 Lap
Not Classified
Yonny HERNANDEZ Paul Bird Motorsport ART 147.2 10 Laps
Lukas PESEK Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 144.5 13 Laps
Randy DE PUNIET Power Electronics Aspar ART 142.6 22 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
Blake YOUNG USA Attack Performance Racing APR 0 Lap

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

  • L2C

    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.


  • Shawn

    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.

  • Slangbuster

    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.

  • mike

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


  • L2C

    “Bowling Ball Bautista”


    Wish I had thought of that! :)

  • motogpbonehead

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

  • Dan

    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

  • Damo

    “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.)

  • JW

    Hayden payback on Dovi:


  • tony

    ok guys, just 1 question…

    whose coming second this year?