An intractable Marc Márquez (Honda) beat in the Grand Prix of the Americas, third date of MotoGP World Championship that was played in the circuit of Austin. This first success of the season was full of emotion as the Spaniard "spoke on the track" to those who criticize him for his aggressive handling and, in addition, allowed him to extend his dominance in this race by achieving his sixth consecutive victory.
The reigning champion of the specialty scored pole position on Saturday, but started fourth due to a three-place penalty he received for an incident he starred in with his compatriot Maverick Viñales (Yamaha) in the timed run.
The podium of the Yankee GP was completed by Viñales himself, who reached more than three and a half seconds; and italian Andrea Iannone (Suzuki). Italians also arrived in the Top 5 Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati), new leader of the tournament with a point advantage over Márquez.
“This weekend I really gave it my all. He was completely focused and wanted it to be perfect. I think I've never done a race like this, pulling so hard from the first to the last lap ", said the Iberian.
“On Saturday night, when I went to sleep, I thought about the strategy and I have followed it. Even in warm-up I tried to simulate the first laps of the race, starting with new tires and a full tank. That was the plan ”, acknowledged.
Lastly, he spoke about his position in the tournament: “I am happy with the result because it allows me to regain ground in the championship, but now we are returning to Europe and we must be consistent. The reason? Because the driver who leads the tournament, Dovizioso, is the most regular. The sensations with the bike are very good and they were also very good in Qatar and Argentina, so we will try to continue like this ”.
En Moto2 the italian won Francesco Bagnalia (Kalex); Meanwhile in Moto3 Spanish prevailed Jorge Martín (Sling). The next date will be May 6 with the Spanish GP.