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2013 MotoGP Results

Spoiler Alert: 2013 MotoGP results from Indianapolis Motor Speedway listed below

The second half of the 2013 MotoGP Championship got underway this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the Red Bull Indy Grand Prix. And once again, there was another podium filled with Spanish riders. The dominate rider of the three – Marc Marquez.

The Repsol Honda RC213V pilot dominated every practice session, qualifying and warm-up ahead of winning the 27-lap race. This was Marquez’s ninth podium in 10 rounds, including four wins.

Besides having a perfect performance in every session – a task not completed since Casey Stoner dominated the Australian Grand Prix last season – the 20-year-old rookie has a clean sweep of all American rounds, having also won The Circuit of the Americas and Laguna Seca.

Joining Marquez on the podium was his teammate, Dani Pedorsa, and the reigning MotoGP Champion, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo.

Marc Marquez (Respol Honda RC213V MotoGP) says: “I am very happy to have taken another 25 points! I knew before we came here that this would be a good opportunity and I was able to take advantage of it. I felt very good throughout the weekend, and I think this has been my best GP overall since coming into the premier class.

“I was first in every session, so I couldn’t ask for more. In the race I decided to follow Lorenzo and Pedrosa, trying to save my tyres at the start. When I saw that I was feeling good and had less fuel in the tank, I tried to attack. In the end I was able to break away and have some fun sliding the bike around and enjoying how good the ride was! Now we head back to Europe, where we will try to continue working in the same way and see how many points we can pick up.”

Starting from the pole, Marquez fell back to third behind Lorenzo, who took the holeshot, and Pedrosa. But on lap nine, Marquez made an easy pass on Pedrosa. Four laps later, he then took Lorenzo at turn 2, eventually opening a gap en route to the win.

Behind, Lorenzo looked like he would finish second, but on the penultimate lap, Pedrosa’s Honda was quicker on the straight, taking Lorenzo’s YZR-M1 for second. Both riders put in impressive performances besides both riders recovering from broken left collarbones (Lorenzo at Assen; Pedrosa at Sachsenring).

Lorenzo’s teammate Valentino Rossi was able to climb from ninth on the grid to finish fourth ahead of Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Cal Crutchlow. The Italian and the Brit were involved in an intense race-long battle with GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista, who finished sixth. Taking seventh was LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl.

Rounding out the top ten were Crutchlow’s teammate Bradley Smith, and the Ducati Team duo of Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso, respectively.

Smith, who was positioned as high as fourth earlier in the race, was able to overtake both Ducati GP13s on the final corner when Hayden pushed Dovi wide. This was a near repeat of a final-corner incident at Assen from which Smith also benefitted.

Four riders failed to finish the race. Attack Performance Racing wildcard Blake Young crashed on the opening lap, and technical issues prevented the following riders from finishing: Randy de Puniet (Power Electronics Aspar), Lukas Pesek (Came IodaRacing Project) and Yonny Hernandez (PBM).

Unable to race were both Ignite Pramac Racing’s Ben Spies, whose comeback was ruined when he separated his left shoulder on Friday, and Cardion AB Motoracing’s Karel Abraham who heavily bruised a foot and shoulder, also on Day 1.

With his win, Marquez now has 188 points, 21 ahead of Pedrosa and 35 ahead of Lorenzo.

The MotoGP Championship heads to the Czech Republic next weekend for Round 11 at Bruno.

2013 Indianapolis MotoGP Results:

12593Marc MARQUEZSPARepsol Honda TeamHonda152.244’52.463
22026Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda152.0+3.495
31699Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha151.8+5.704
41346Valentino ROSSIITAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha151.0+19.895
51135Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha151.0+19.955
61019Alvaro BAUTISTASPAGO&FUN Honda GresiniHonda151.0+20.061
796Stefan BRADLGERLCR Honda MotoGPHonda150.8+24.842
8838Bradley SMITHGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha149.9+40.690
9769Nicky HAYDENUSADucati TeamDucati149.9+40.701
1064Andrea DOVIZIOSOITADucati TeamDucati149.9+40.823
11529Andrea IANNONEITAEnergy T.I. Pramac RacingDucati148.9+59.668
12441Aleix ESPARGAROSPAPower Electronics AsparART148.5+1’06.650
1335Colin EDWARDSUSANGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR Kawasaki148.3+1’09.462
14271Claudio CORTIITANGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR Kawasaki148.0+1’15.207
1517Hiroshi AOYAMAJPNAvintia BlusensFTR147.8+1’20.159
168Hector BARBERASPAAvintia BlusensFTR147.4+1’25.879
179Danilo PETRUCCIITACame IodaRacing ProjectIoda-Suter147.2+1’29.616
1870Michael LAVERTYGBRPaul Bird MotorsportPBM146.9+1’36.388
1967Bryan STARINGAUSGO&FUN Honda GresiniFTR Honda145.91 Lap
Not Classified
68Yonny HERNANDEZCOLPaul Bird MotorsportART147.210 Laps
52Lukas PESEKCZECame IodaRacing ProjectIoda-Suter144.513 Laps
14Randy DE PUNIETFRAPower Electronics AsparART142.622 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
79Blake YOUNGUSAAttack Performance RacingAPR0 Lap

2013 MotoGP Championship Point Standings (after 10 of 18 rounds):

1Marc MARQUEZHondaSPA188
2Dani PEDROSAHondaSPA167
3Jorge LORENZOYamahaSPA153
4Valentino ROSSIYamahaITA130
6Stefan BRADLHondaGER93
7Andrea DOVIZIOSODucatiITA87
8Alvaro BAUTISTAHondaSPA81
9Nicky HAYDENDucatiUSA72
10Bradley SMITHYamahaGBR59
12Michele PIRRODucatiITA36
13Andrea IANNONEDucatiITA29
15Colin EDWARDSFTR KawasakiUSA20
17Danilo PETRUCCIIoda-SuterITA18
18Ben SPIESDucatiUSA9
19Claudio CORTIFTR KawasakiITA7