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:
|1||25||93||Marc MARQUEZ||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||152.2||44’52.463|
|2||20||26||Dani PEDROSA||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||152.0||+3.495|
|3||16||99||Jorge LORENZO||SPA||Yamaha Factory Racing||Yamaha||151.8||+5.704|
|4||13||46||Valentino ROSSI||ITA||Yamaha Factory Racing||Yamaha||151.0||+19.895|
|5||11||35||Cal CRUTCHLOW||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||151.0||+19.955|
|6||10||19||Alvaro BAUTISTA||SPA||GO&FUN Honda Gresini||Honda||151.0||+20.061|
|7||9||6||Stefan BRADL||GER||LCR Honda MotoGP||Honda||150.8||+24.842|
|8||8||38||Bradley SMITH||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||149.9||+40.690|
|9||7||69||Nicky HAYDEN||USA||Ducati Team||Ducati||149.9||+40.701|
|10||6||4||Andrea DOVIZIOSO||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||149.9||+40.823|
|11||5||29||Andrea IANNONE||ITA||Energy T.I. Pramac Racing||Ducati||148.9||+59.668|
|12||4||41||Aleix ESPARGARO||SPA||Power Electronics Aspar||ART||148.5||+1’06.650|
|13||3||5||Colin EDWARDS||USA||NGM Mobile Forward Racing||FTR Kawasaki||148.3||+1’09.462|
|14||2||71||Claudio CORTI||ITA||NGM Mobile Forward Racing||FTR Kawasaki||148.0||+1’15.207|
|15||1||7||Hiroshi AOYAMA||JPN||Avintia Blusens||FTR||147.8||+1’20.159|
|16||8||Hector BARBERA||SPA||Avintia Blusens||FTR||147.4||+1’25.879|
|17||9||Danilo PETRUCCI||ITA||Came IodaRacing Project||Ioda-Suter||147.2||+1’29.616|
|18||70||Michael LAVERTY||GBR||Paul Bird Motorsport||PBM||146.9||+1’36.388|
|19||67||Bryan STARING||AUS||GO&FUN Honda Gresini||FTR Honda||145.9||1 Lap|
|68||Yonny HERNANDEZ||COL||Paul Bird Motorsport||ART||147.2||10 Laps|
|52||Lukas PESEK||CZE||Came IodaRacing Project||Ioda-Suter||144.5||13 Laps|
|14||Randy DE PUNIET||FRA||Power Electronics Aspar||ART||142.6||22 Laps|
|Not Finished 1st Lap|
|79||Blake YOUNG||USA||Attack Performance Racing||APR||0 Lap|
2013 MotoGP Championship Point Standings (after 10 of 18 rounds):
|15||Colin EDWARDS||FTR Kawasaki||USA||20|
|16||Randy DE PUNIET||ART||FRA||19|
|19||Claudio CORTI||FTR Kawasaki||ITA||7|
|21||Alex DE ANGELIS||Ducati||RSM||5|
|24||Bryan STARING||FTR Honda||AUS||2|
|26||Javier DEL AMOR||FTR||SPA||1|