Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has returned to winning form in the Red Bull GP of The Americas with teammate Hiroshi Aoyama – replacing Dani Pedrosa – fighting to the last lap to take 11th place.

Pole man Marc dropped back briefly from the start to 2nd place behind Dovizioso whilst Hiroshi got caught up and found himself 20th, from 16th on the grid. By lap five, Hiro had climbed to 13th and after a brief battle with Dovizioso, Marc took first place.

With Rossi and Iannone fighting with Dovizioso, Marc never looked back and led from the front for the remainder of the race – taking his 20th victory in the MotoGP class. Hiroshi progressed further and reached 11th place, which he briefly lost on the final lap, but showed a fighting spirit and re-passed Barbera taking 11th.

Marc has won on all six occasions that he has raced in the MotoGP class in the USA, and Honda celebrate their 11th consecutive win on American soil. The last non-Honda MotoGP winner in the USA was Jorge Lorenzo, at Laguna Seca in 2010.

Now the team must pack up and head straight to Argentina for the third round of 2015.

Marc Marquez

1st Championship Standing: 3rd - 36 points

"I am very happy with this victory! 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. However, right from the first lap I saw that the track was not like it had been before the rain of last night. There was less grip and it was harder to ride comfortably. I decided to keep calm in the early laps to try to understand the situation well, and when I started to find a feeling similar to practice, I decided to push the pace a bit. That was when I was able to open up a gap."

Hiroshi Aoyama

11th Championship Standing: 14th - 5 points

“It was an exciting race! It hasn’t been an easy week with the weather so unstable and the race was the first time we’ve had 100% dry conditions. I tried my best, the bike worked well and Dani’s team really helped me. I pushed to the last lap for the best position and I have learned a lot this weekend! Now I will try to build on this experience and improve in Argentina next week.”

MotoGP 2015
Race Round 2   Americas

Results Session

Dry
Humidity
62%
Track Temp
36°C
Air Temp
27°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 25 Repsol Honda Team Honda 43'47.150
2 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 20 Ducati Team Ducati +2.354
3 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 16 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +3.120
4 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 13 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +6.682
5 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 11 Ducati Team Ducati +7.584
6 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 10 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +10.557
7 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 9 LCR Honda Honda +16.967
8 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 8 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki +19.025
9 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 7 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki +38.570
10 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 6 Pramac Racing Ducati +41.796
11 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN 5 Repsol Honda Team Honda +47.199
12 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 4 Avintia Racing Ducati +47.339
14 Miller Jack 43 AUS 2 LCR Honda MotoGP Honda +56.731
15 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 1 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +57.372
16 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 0 Aspar Team Honda +58.898
17 Baz Loris 76 FRA 0 Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha +1'08.787
18 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM 0 E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART +1'22.236
19 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 0 AB Motoracing Honda DNF
20 Melandri Marco 33 ITA 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia DNF
21 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL 0 Pramac Racing Ducati DNF
22 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA 0 Avintia Racing Ducati DNF
23 Redding Scott 45 GBR 0 Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda DNF
24 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 0 Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha DNF
25 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 0 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha DNF
Location Information

The Circuit Of The Americas is the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the U.S. near Austin, Texas, with a 5.513km track and a capacity for 120,000 fans. Construction of the impressive 1000-acre facility was completed late in 2012, with MotoGP lining up at the track for the first time… read more.

Length 5.513 kilometres / 3.426 miles
Width 15 metres
Left corners 11
Right corners 9
Longest straight 1.2 kilometres / 0.746 miles
Constructed 2012

9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd Austin, TX 78617 - View in Google Maps

circuitoftheamericas.com

Records

Pole Position 2m 02.135s (162.4 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
Race Lap 2m 03.575s (160.6 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)
Race Time 43m 33.430s (158.9 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)
2017 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)