Marc Marquez became the youngest ever race winner in MotoGP™, triumphing in SundayĘs inaugural Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas from teammate Dani Pedrosa, with reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo completing the podium. 

On Saturday, 20-year-old Marquez took over from former double title winner Freddie Spencer as the youngest ever pole-sitter in the premier class. He now becomes the youngest race winner, having seen off a challenge from Pedrosa on the other Repsol Honda Team machine. 
As the red lights went out at the new Circuit of the Americas it was Pedrosa who seized the lead, while Lorenzo headed backwards courtesy of a poor getaway. A lightning start for LCR Honda MotoGPĘs Stefan Bradl allowed the German to go second, but he was soon overhauled by Marquez, Lorenzo and Monster Yamaha Tech 3Ęs Cal Crutchlow. 

Following Pedrosa and waiting patiently for his moment, Marquez dived up the inside of Turn 7 on the 13th of the 21 laps. Pedrosa would hang onto the back of his teammate, but lost ground courtesy of a small error six laps later. Marquez took the chequered flag by one and a half seconds, with Lorenzo just over the same margin behind Pedrosa. Having not tested at the venue a month ago, Crutchlow was more than pleased with fourth, as Bradl and Rossi completed that particular group, with the multiple title winner having overhauled GO&FUN Honda GresiniĘs Alvaro Bautista. 
The latter also fell behind Ducati TeamĘs Andrea Dovizioso, who progressed to seventh on the final lap and then avoided a last-corner lunge from his rival. Leading American rider Nicky Hayden and Energy T.I. Pramac RacingĘs Andrea Iannone rounded out the top ten.



RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS 
MotoGP Race Classification 2013 
Austin, Sunday, April 21, 2013 
Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap 
1 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 158.9 43'42.123 
2 20 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 158.8 +1.534 
3 16 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 158.7 +3.381 
4 13 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 158.5 +6.616 
5 11 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 158.1 +12.674 
6 10 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 157.9 +16.615 
7 9 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 157.6 +22.374 
8 8 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 157.5 +22.854 
9 7 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 156.9 +33.773 
10 6 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 156.4 +42.112


 
  MotoGP World Standing 2013 
 Pos.   Rider  Bike  Nation  Points
 1  Marc MARQEZ  Honda  SPA  41
 2  Jorge LOREZO  Yamaha  SPA  41
 3  Dani PEDROSA  Honda  SPA  33
 4  Valentino ROSSI  Yamaha  SPA  30
 5  Cal CRUTCHLOW  Yamaha  GBR  24
 6  Alvaro BAUTISTA   Honda  SPA  18
 7  Andrea DOVIZIOSO  Ducati  ITA  18
 8  Nicky HAYDEN  Ducati  USA  15
 9  Andrea IANNONE  Ducati  ITA  13
 10  Stefan BRADL  Honda   GER  11



Saturday 2013/4/20. Q.P.

On only his second MotoGP™ race weekend, Repsol Honda TeamĘs 20-year-old Marc Marquez achieved his first premier-class pole position for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas ahead of teammate Dani Pedrosa, as championship leader Jorge Lorenzo appeared to miscalculate his final run en route to third place. 


During Q2 it was Marquez who posted the quickest ever MotoGP lap time at the Texan venue, delivering a 2Ę03.021 and thus undercutting 1983 and 1985 World Champion Freddie Spencer to become the youngest ever pole-sitter in the top class of the sport. Pedrosa lowered his personal best on the final run but missed out on pole by two and a half tenths, whereas Lorenzo tried to avoid following traffic by touring through the pit lane - only to re-join the track too late to post a last-gasp challenge. 


Monster Yamaha Tech 3Ęs Cal Crutchlow, who had not attended the test last month, heads up Row 2 from LCR Honda MotoGPĘs Stefan Bradl and Ducati TeamĘs Andrea Dovizioso. The top eight is completed by GO&FUN Honda GresiniĘs Alvaro Bautista and Yamaha Factory RacingĘs Valentino Rossi. Ninth on the grid will be leading CRT rider Aleix Espargaro, as the Power Electronics Aspar rider not only jumped up from Q1, but proceeded to out-qualify  Ducati TeamĘs Nicky Hayden in 10th.  More spectacle during the race at 14:00 race local time (GMT -5).
 
 


RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS 
MotoGP Qualifying Nr. 2 Classification 2013 
Austin, Saturday, April 20, 2013 
Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev. 
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 341.6 2'03.021
2 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 339.1 2'03.275 0.254 / 0.254 
3 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 335.0 2'04.100 1.079 / 0.825 
4 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 332.4 2'04.267 1.246 / 0.167 
5 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 336.8 2'04.445 1.424 / 0.178 
6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 336.5 2'04.873 1.852 / 0.428 
7 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 335.7 2'04.942 1.921 / 0.069 
8 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 335.2 2'05.380 2.359 / 0.438 
9 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 320.1 2'05.389 2.368 / 0.009 
10 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 336.5 2'05.568 2.547 / 0.179 11 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 334.1 2'06.740 3.719 / 1.172 
12 11 Ben SPIES USA Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati 333.8 2'07.044 4.023 / 0.304


Friday, 20 April 2013, F.P.2

Repsol Honda TeamĘs Marc Márquez got his second ever MotoGP™ race weekend off to the ideal start as he led proceedings on day one at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas at the Circuit of the Americas ahead of teammate Dani Pedrosa and LCR Honda MotoGPĘs Stefan Bradl. 

Márquez completed his domination of Friday practice as MotoGP™ action began in Texas by topping both opening sessions. Following on from the three-day test session in which he took part a month ago, today Márquez again looked comfortable from the off. Posting a best lap time of 2Ę05.031, improving on his previous best effort as the afternoon chequered flag flew, the 20-year-old Catalan led compatriot Pedrosa by over half a second. 

Bradl moved into the top three as championship leader Jorge Lorenzo and Yamaha Factory Racing teammate Valentino Rossi rounded out the top five, with Lorenzo citing that corner entry was one of the main issues. Cal Crutchlow was sixth for Monster Yamaha Tech 3,1.8 seconds off the leading pace, yet is optimistic that times will drop tomorrow. 
Andrea Dovizioso led the way for the Ducati Team from seventh with teammate Nicky Hayden in ninth, the American now also running a smaller version of the front fairing. Dovizioso suffered an electrical glitch in the afternoon, and was not able to make the most of the limited track time. 
GO&FUN Honda GresiniĘs Álvaro Bautista, who seemingly took an immediate liking to the 5.5-kilometre layout, was eighth, whilst Ignite Pramac Racing teamĘs Ben Spies rounded out the top ten.




RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS MotoGP 
Free Practice Nr. 2 Classification 2013 
Austin, Friday, April 19, 2013 
Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev. 
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 339.5 2'05.031
2 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 340.1 2'05.585 0.554 / 0.554 
3 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 336.4 2'06.173 1.142 / 0.588 
4 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 334.3 2'06.637 1.606 / 0.464 
5 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 333.8 2'06.868 1.837 / 0.231 
6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 333.9 2'06.899 1.868 / 0.031 
7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 334.2 2'07.236 2.205 / 0.337 
8 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 337.7 2'07.256 2.225 / 0.020 
9 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 333.4 2'07.699 2.668 / 0.443 
10 11 Ben SPIES USA Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati 333.2 2'08.034 3.003 / 0.335


  MotoGP World Standing 2013 
 Pos.   Rider  Bike  Nation  Points
 1  Jorge LORENZO  Yamaha  SPA  25
 2  Valentino ROSSI  Yamaha  ITA  20
 3  Marc MARQUEZ  Honda  SPA  16
 4  Dani PEDROSA  Honda  SPA  13
 5  Cal CRUTCHLOW  Yamaha  GBR  11
 6  Alvaro BAUTISTA   Honda  SPA  10
 7  Andrea DOVIZIOSO  Ducati  ITA  9
 8  Nicky HAYDEN  Ducati  USA  8
 9  Andrea IANNONE  Ducati  ITA  7
 10  Ben SPIES  Ducati  USA  6