Marquez storms to Austin win

Updated: April 22, 2013


Marc Marquez out paced team mate Dani Pedrosa as he stormed to his first race win in Moto GP in only his second start at the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

Starting from pole, Marquez was beaten to the first turn by Pedrosa but the 20-year-old Spaniard patiently stalked his teammate around the twisting Circuit of the Americas before grabbing the lead with nine laps remaining in the 21 lap race and pulling away for a comfortable 1.534 second victory, making him the youngest ever Moto GP winner.

Double world champion Jorge Lorenzo, winner of the season opener in Qatar two weeks ago, came home third to complete an all-Spanish podium with round three of the series set for May 5 in Jerez.

Seven-time champion, Italian great Valentino Rossi, back on a Yamaha as Lorenzo’s teammate after two years with Ducati, was sixth.

After two of 18 rounds Marquez and Lorenzo top of the rider’s standings with 41 points with Pedrosa eight back on 33 and Rossi on 30.

1. Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda 43:42.123
2. Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 43:43.657
3. Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 43:45.504
4. Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Yamaha 43:48.739
5. Stefan Bradl (Germany) Honda 43:54.797
6. Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha 43:58.738
7. Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati 44:04.497
8. Alvaro Bautista (Spain) Honda 44:04.977
9. Nicky Hayden (U.S.) Ducati 44:15.896
10. Andrea Iannone (Italy) Ducati 44:24.235
11. Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Aprilia 44:30.960
12. Bradley Smith (Britain) Yamaha 44:32.828
13. Ben Spies (U.S.) Ducati 44:56.255
14. Randy de Puniet (France) Aprilia 44:57.774
15. Yonny Hernandez (Colombia) Aprilia 45:01.714