MotoGP History Made in Austin
Marc Marquez capped off an historic weekend at Circuit of The Americas!
His win in Austin made Marquez the youngest driver ever to win a MotoGP race at the first international motorcycle Grand Prix held at Circuit of The Americas!
Marquez takes the record, set 21 years before he was born, from former MotoGP rider and two-time series champion Freddie Spencer. Spencer’s first win came at the Belgian MotoGP race when he was 20 years, 196 days old. Marquez wins at age 20 and 63 days.
The two Respol Honda drivers stole the show in Austin. Although Marquez started on the pole, teammate Dani Pedrosa, ducked beneath Marquez out of the starting gates and into turn 1. Pedrosa led for half the race. The two Hondas raced nose-to-tail for the first 12 laps until Marquez passed Pedrosa inside Turn 7 on Lap 13.
Marquez never looked back!
Pedrosa finished in second place, one and one-half seconds behind Marquez. Reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo completed the podium in third place. Full race results are below.
Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas Race Results
After two races, Marquez is tied atop the MotoGP World Standings with 41 points with Lorenzo. Dani Pedrosa is third in points with 33.
Marquez will look to continue his success in two weeks as MotoGP heads to Spain for the Grand Prix of Spain. Born in Spain, Marquez is particularly excited about racing in his native country. “Now I’m looking forward to the next race at Jerez de la Frontera, in Andalucia Spain, where I’ll be riding in front of all my fans!”
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