AUSTIN, Texas, April 22 (Reuters) – Honda’s reigning MotoGP earth winner Marc Marquez received the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin for the sixth yr in a row on Sunday to take his initial victory of the period in dominant fashion.
The 25-year-old Spaniard had commenced fourth following amassing a three-spot grid penalty in qualifying but seized the lead on the opening lap just before disappearing into the length at the Circuit of the Americas.
It was Marquez’s 10th successive gain in the United States in the major category.
Compatriot Maverick Vinales, who had started on pole place for Yamaha, completed second and 3.5 seconds guiding Marquez though Suzuki’s Italian Andrea Iannone was third.
Italian Andrea Dovizioso finished fifth for Ducati and took over at the leading of the standings with 46 factors immediately after a few races, a person crystal clear of Marquez with Vinales 3rd on 41.
Britain’s Cal Crutchlow, who had led the championship right after winning the prior race in Argentina, crashed his LCR Honda with 12 laps to go and unsuccessful to score following rejoining in 22nd put and finishing 19th. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, modifying by Ed Osmond)