MotoGP CoTA Results 2015

Adam Waheed | April 13, 2015
Marc Marquez made it three for three at Circuit of the Americas on Sunday edging out Andrea Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi for the top spot on the podium in MotoGP.“I am very happy with this victory!,” said Marquez. “After yesterday, things looked positive for us, but the only doubt was about the weather. In the end, it turned out stranger than it had seemed. When I saw that it was going to be a dry race, I started out very focused –because I knew it was important to try to win today.”

Although he had to do some work at the beginning of the race to get in front of early leader Dovizioso Marquez was able to make a pass and steadily open up a gap on the the field.

Just like in Qatar, Dovizioso was the pride and joy in the Ducati clan netting another second place finish after battling early on with fellow countrymen and nine-times world champ Valentino Rossi.

Marc Marquez made it three for three by winning Sunday’s MotoGP race at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

“Today was a superb race and I take enormous personal satisfaction from it because here at Austin the races are always special,” said Dovizioso. “On this circuit you have to administer your energy, your tires and your pace, something that does not happen in other circuits.”

“I’m happy about the weekend, because getting onto the podium is a good objective when coming here,” told Rossi. On paper this track is the worst for our bike [so] I am satisfied about the weekend as a whole because we were always in the top 4-5 and we also weren’t so bad on the wet. For it to be perfect I would have had to beat Dovizioso, but unfortunately he was a bit faster.

Rossi’s Yamaha teammate, Jorge Lorenzo was next finishing fourth place some three seconds behind the No. 46 machine. Lorenzo complained of mild illness throughout the weekend but was able to persevere and salvage some valuable points.

Andrea Dovizioso got the holeshot in Sunday’s 21-lap MotoGP race from CoTA.

“It was a very tough race, because physically I wasn’t feeling good due to the bronchitis and the antibiotics,” said Lorenzo. “We finished the race in the best way possible given the circumstances. I wasn’t fit and the bike also needed some extra performance on some areas of the track, especially on the straight I lost a lot.”

The second factory Ducati ridden by Andrea Iannone also made it inside the top-five followed by Bradley Smith and Cal Cruthlow in seventh. The Suzuki duo of Alexi Espargaro and Maverick Vinales slotted eighth and ninth.

MotoGP Austin Results
Marc Marquez (Honda)
Andrea Dovizioso (Honda)
Valentino Rossi (Yamaha)
Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
Andrea Iannone (Ducati)
Bradley Smith (Yamaha)
Cal Crutchlow (Honda)
Alexi Espargaro (Suzuki)
Maverick Vinales (Suzuki)
Danilo Petrucci (Ducati)
Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda)
Hector Barbera (Ducati)
Nicky Hayden (Honda)
Jack Miller (Honda)
Alvaro Bautista (Aprilia)
Eugene Laverty (Honda)
Loris Baz (Yamaha-Forward)
Alex D Angelis (ART)

Adam Waheed

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