Both Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo leave the Americas GP pointless after a double DNF while fighting at the front.

A chilly, but dry, morning Warm Up session soon gave way to 39ºC track temperature as the MotoGP World Championship lined up for the 20-lap race. Leaving his braking late, pole-setter Marc Marquez led into and through Turn 1, steadily building his lead each lap. An error into Turn 12 on Lap 9 caused Marquez to lose the front of his RC213V, unable to restart his machine he was forced to retire. Marquez was unharmed in the fall.

Starting 11th, Jorge Lorenzo did his best to maintain his position in the opening laps. Lap 5 saw Lorenzo find his rhythm and commence his march forward, quickly making up several positions. Looking comfortable on his RC213V in tenth, Lorenzo was closing in on Bagnaia in ninth when he encountered a problem and was forced to retire. The issue was unrelated to the one suffered by Lorenzo on Saturday and HRC are investigating the issue.

The Gran Premio Red Bull de España at the iconic Jerez circuit, May 3 – 5, offers the Repsol Honda Team a chance to return to fighting at the front. Marquez and Lorenzo have taken 14 premier class podiums, including five wins, between them on their previous visits to the Spanish track.

Marc Marquez

DNF

“We have had six amazing years here but today I made a big mistake. When I arrived in the garage I said sorry to the team and now I’d like to say sorry to the fans because it was my mistake. It’s different to make a mistake fighting for fifth and fighting for the win, the level is there. We’re only nine points off the lead. It’s true, we made a mistake but we are human and this can happen. We need to learn from it and understand and come back stronger in Jerez.”

Jorge Lorenzo

DNF

“It has been a difficult weekend with the weather and everything. I didn’t get the best start but I was able to recover and then I started to make up some positions. Sadly we had an issue with the bike and I was forced to retire from the race. It was a different issue to yesterday. The positive is that in the race I was feeling quite good at a circuit where normally I have difficulty. Now we look to Jerez, a circuit I like and where we will hopefully be able to be stronger.”

MotoGP 2019
Race Round 3   Americas

Americas Grand Prix Race Results

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Rins Alex 42 SPA 25 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 41'45.499
2 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 20 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.462
3 Miller Jack 43 AUS 16 Pramac Racing Ducati 8.454
4 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 13 Ducati Team Ducati 9.420
5 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 11 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 18.021
6 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 10 Ducati Team Ducati 21.476
7 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 9 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 26.111
8 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 8 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 29.743
9 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA 7 Pramac Racing Ducati 30.608
10 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 6 LCR Honda Honda 31.011
11 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 5 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 34.077
12 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 4 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 34.779
13 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 3 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 42.458
14 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 2 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 44.272
15 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 1 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 44.623
16 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 44.740
17 Mir Joan 36 SPA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 48.063
18 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL 0 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1'07.683
19 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda DNF
20 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda DNF
21 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 0 LCR Honda Honda DNF
22 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 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
Modified 2018 (track repairs to the surface to smooth down bumps)

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)
2019 Race Winner Alex Rins (Suzuki)