Austin COTA MotoGP : Honda's Marquez Dominates Race, Ducati On Podium
Results below. Notes below-er
Sunday, April 13, 2014

1Marc MarquezRepsol Honda TeamHonda RC213V
2Dani PedrosaRepsol Honda TeamHonda RC213V
3Andrea DoviziosoDucati TeamDucati GP14
4Stefan BradlLCR HondaHonda RC213V
5Bradley SmithMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha M1
6Pol EspargaroMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha M1
7Andrea IannonePramac RacingDucati
8Valentino RossiYamaha Factory RacingYamaha M1
9Aleix EspargaroNGM Mobile Forward RacingForward Yamaha
10Jorge LorenzoYamaha Factory RacingYamaha M1
11Nicky HaydenDrive M7 AsparHonda RCV1000R
12Hiroshi AoyamaDrive M7 AsparHonda RCV1000R
13Yonny HernandezEnergy Ti Pramac RacingDucati
14Karel AbrahamCardion AB MotoracingHonda RCV1000R
15Hector BarberaAvintia RacingAvintia
16Michael LavertyPaul Bird MotorsportPBM
17Danilo PetrucciCame Iodaracing ProjectART

The race was nearly scuttled when Jorge Lorenzo totally brain-faded the start and jumped the start--by a big margin. Lorenzo jumped while the lights were still red. He was given a ride-thru penalty and was out of the race for the podium.

Cal Crutchlow ran near the front but pitted for a new rear tire and then crashed out with suspected hand injuries.

Yamaha's Valentino Rossi ran near the front then began to lose time with front end issues. He finished eighth, forty-five seconds back.

Marquez led every lap and while he almost crashed in the final corner on the final lap he still maintained a five second margin of victory.

Stefan Bradl and Bradley Smith both had shots at a podium finish after Lorenzo was out of the race at the front but they were passed by Dovizioso for third and were unable to pass him back.

Pramac Ducati rider Andrea Iannone ran in third place for much of the race but drifted back as the laps of the race went by and finished seventh.

Bautista crashed out early in the race, unhurt.

Colin Edwards II retired from the race after running in the top fifteen.

Scott Redding crashed out of the race unhurt.

Nick Hayden was the first "customer" Honda rider.

Jorge Lorenzo, through hard laps and attrition, finished in tenth place. With the first M1 in fifth place there are those who will say this was a disaster event for Yamaha.


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