Marc Marquez couldn’t have headed to a better circuit after his turbulent fortnight. The reigning world champion annihilated the MotoGP field to win the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas to his sixth consecutive victory at the Austin circuit.
Pole starter Maverick Vinales came home second while Andrea Iannone was third, holding off a mid-race challenge from Valentino Rossi to take his first podium finish for Suzuki. Anyone expecting fireworks on the run to Turn 1 between Marquez and Rossi, starting side by side on Row 2, would be sorely disappointed. In fact, the impact of Marquez’s three-place grid penalty lasted all of half a lap.
Iannone blitzed his fellow front row starters to lead in Turn 1, but Marquez was already on his back wheel. As the field charged down the long back straight, the Honda blazed past the Suzuki to take the lead. Apart from a brave dive by Iannone coming onto the back straight on Lap 3, that was all she wrote for the battle for victory. Iannone had only the factory Yamahas for company, the trio dropping the scrap for fifth between Johann Zarco, Cal Crutchlow, Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa.
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