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Marquez Wins for the Fifth Time In Texas But the First Time in MotoGP 2017 – After Series Leader Vinales Crashes Out.


MotoGP Americas at COTA, Austin, Texas

Defending MotoGP Champion and Factory Honda rider Marc Marquez has turned the tables on Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales in Texas. Vinales was unbeaten having won the first two rounds in Qatar and Argentina, but he fell in the opening laps in Texas allowing Marquez to record his fifth in a row in Texas.
COTA- MarquezBut it is Vinales’s team-mate Valentino Rossi who now leads the MotoGP world championship pointscore. Rossi passed Marquez’s team-mate Dani Pedrosa to claim second, despite a 0.3s post-race penalty for cutting the track after a close moment with Johann Zarco.


MotoGP World Championship Results – Round 3 COTA Texas

  1. Marc Marquez ESP Honda RC213V 43m 58.770s
    Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha YZR-M1 44m 1.839s
    3. Dani Pedrosa ESP Honda RC213V 44m 3.882s
    4. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda RC213V 44m 6.408s
    5. Johann Zarco FRA Yamaha Tech 3 YZR-M1 * 44m 6.727s
    6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Desmosedici GP17 44m 12.828s
    7. Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki GSX-RR 44m 14.261s
    8. Danilo Petrucci ITA Desmosedici GP17 44m 15.542s
    9. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Desmosedici GP17 44m 16.749s
    10. Jack Miller AUS RC213V 44m 17.264s
    11. Jonas Folger GER Yamaha Tech 3 YZR-M1 * 44m 17.673s
    12. Scott Redding GBR Desmosedici GP16 44m 27.505s
    13. Tito Rabat ESP RC213V) 44m 28.811s
    14. Hector Barbera ESP Desmosedici GP16 44m 30.134s
    15. Alvaro Bautista ESP Desmosedici GP16 45m 5.317s
    16. Bradley Smith GBR KTM RC16 45m 20.860s
    17. Aleix Espargaro ESP Aprilia RS-GP +2 laps