Marquez brushes aside his three-place grid penalty to dominate the Austin MotoGP for his perfect 6th COTA victory in a row.

Vinales and Iannone complete the podium, the first for the Italian on a Suzuki.

Pedrosa put up a brave performance with his recently fractured wrist.

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  1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 41m 52.002s
  2. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 41m 55.562s
  3. Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 41m 58.706s
  4. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 42m 1.589s
  5. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP18) 42m 5.572s
  6. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 42m 6.233s
  7. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 42m 10.203s
  8. Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (GP17) 42m 20.539s
  9. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP17) 42m 20.673s
  10. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 42m 20.877s
  11. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (GP18) 42m 23.357s
  12. Danilo Petrucci ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18) 42m 26.995s
  13. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 42m 29.266s
  14. Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)* 42m 31.337s
  15. Alvaro Bautista ESP Angel Nieto Team (GP17) 42m 32.889s
  16. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 42m 40.477s
  17. Scott Redding GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 42m 41.997s
  18. Thomas Luthi SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 42m 43.117s
  19. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 42m 51.057s
  20. Xavier Simeon ESP Reale Avintia (GP16)* 42m 51.749s
  21. Franco Morbidelli ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 42m 52.515s
    Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) DNF
    Hafizh Syahrin MAL Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* DNF
    Karel Abraham CZE Angel Nieto Team (GP16) DNF

* Rookie

 

By Peter McLaren

 

 

 

 

 

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