Indy MotoGP Results

Pos. Rider Team Bike
1. Marquez, Marc Repsol Honda Team Honda
2. Lorenzo, Jorge Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
3. Rossi, Valentino Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
4. Pedrosa, Dani Repsol Honda Team Honda
5. Iannone, Andrea Ducati Team Ducati GP15
6. Smith, Bradley Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha
7. Espargaro, Pol Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha
8. Crutchlow, Cal CWM LCR Honda Honda
9. Dovizioso, Andrea Ducati Team Ducati GP15
10. Petrucci, Danilo Pramac Racing Ducati
11. Vinales, Maverick Team Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki
12. Hernandez, Yonny Pramac Racing Ducati
13. Redding, Scott Estrella Galicia Marc VDS Honda
14. Espargaro, Aleix Team Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki
15. Barbera, Hector Avintia Racing Ducati
16. Hayden, Nicky Drive M7 Aspar Honda RCV1000R
17. Di Meglio, Mike Avintia Racing Ducati
18. Bautista, Alvaro Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
19. Laverty, Eugene Drive M7 Aspar Honda RCV1000R

A muggy, cloudy sky greeted the MotoGP grid for Indy’s race. Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo took the holeshot with Marquez and Pedrosa in tow. Lorenzo set out to try and break Marquez

Jack Miller crashed out of the race, unhurt.

Cal Crutchlow did score a good start but was suddenly back to 11th place early on then worked his way back up to finished eighth.

Dovi’ ran wide early on the opening lap and was pushed well back. He fought his way forward on the Ducati to finish ninth.

Rossi was pinched off early in the start but worked hard to stay near the front and pass Dani Pedrosa for third place with ten laps remaining. Pedrosa made the position back with five laps to go in the race but seemed to struggle staying on the racing line under braking and Rossi was soon back into third place. They fought over the position until nearly the end of the race. Rossi finished third.

“Very difficult race, very demanding …” said Rossi. He said he tried to break away from Pedrosa but was unable to do so.

Lorenzo led nearly the entire race but Marquez made a demoralizing pass for the lead on the brakes into turn one with three to go and almost immediately pulled a few tenths lead. Lorenzo was unable to answer. Marquez won the race seemingly easily at that point.

“A little bit the rear tire gave up on the right side. I gave all my energy to break away from Marc but he was too strong,” Lorenzo said.

Marquez said he was surprised by Lorenzo’s race pace but was able to push hard enough to stay with him, pass him and beat him.

Championship points:
Rossi 196
Lorenzo 186
Marquez 139

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