Marc Marquez won the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas without any problems, being the first rider who wins the first two races of the year from pole, since Mick Doohan with Repsol Honda in 1995.
Marquez kept his composure, before taking control of the race, when Jorge Lorenzo from Yamaha, jumped the start of the race. The rushed start from Lorenzo was charged with a pit pass, sending him last in the race. Although he worked hard, Lorenzo only managed a 10th place.
Speaking after the race, Lorenzo said: ”When I arrive to the grid, I have too many mosquitos on my visor so I decided to take out the tear off. I never do this and at this moment, I get confused and when I see the red light I thought it was the start of the race. It went red very late”
Valentino Rossi, 6th on pole, had a bad start, but tried to catch in the first part of the race. He got up on the 4th place, but in the second part of the race, he began to lose and finished the race in 8th place.
The 3rd place went to Dovizioso (Ducati), after a brilliant battle between him, Bradl and Smith.
Pedrosa finished second and secured 20 points to see him leapfrog Valentino Rossi in the overall championship standings.
At the end of the race, Marquez said: “I’m very happy! I got a really good start, but when I saw Jorge overtake me off the line at first I was a little worried, but then I saw that he had jumped the start. It was a different race to previous ones because I led from start to finish; although it might seem easier that way, it is tough because you have to maintain concentration. It was a perfect weekend and gives us plenty of confidence, although we are aware that the coming races will be different. I know that the race was a little boring for the fans, but sometimes these types of races are good for a rider. Let’s hope that the next one is more exciting!”