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2013-04-21 22:05

ACTION MEN OF MOTOGP: Clockwise (from top left) are Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo of Spain, Honda's Marc Marquez of Spain and countryman Dani Pedrosa and Yamaha's Valentino Rossi of Italy. See how they finished in Texas... Image: AFP

Sunday's MotoGP at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, was a Honda speedfest between rookie Marc Marquez and team mate Dani Pedrosa.

The two Spaniards - Marquez from pole - were followed desperately throughout the race by countryman Jorge Lorenzo on a Yamaha but it was Marquez, a 20-year-old rookie, on whom the Texan crowd's eyes were focused.


He let Pedrosa lead the way, feeling him out for lap after lap, before cruising past and staying out front for the rest of the race and blasting over the line to become the youngest-yet winner of a MotoGP. The old man of bike racing, Valentino Rossi, came up alongside him and shook his hand in admiration.

It was an awesome ride by the young man who took over the Honda race seat from Australian Casey Stoner and for whom the future is so bright it dazzles.

Lorenzo came in third, but nearly three seconds behind, to again make an all-Spanish podium. Here's how they finished...

Results from the 2013 Motorcycling GP of America
1 Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda 43min42.123
2 Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 43min43.657
3 Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 43min45.504
4 Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Yamaha 43min48.739
5 Stefan Bradl (Germany) Honda 43min54.797
6 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha 43min58.738
7 Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati 44min04.497
8 Alvaro Bautista (Spain) Honda 44min04.977
9 Nicky Hayden (US) Ducati 44min15.896
10 Andrea Iannone (Italy) Ducati 44min24.235
11 Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Aprilia 44min30.960
12 Bradley Smith (Britain) Yamaha 44min32.828
13 Ben Spies (US) Ducati 44min56.255
14 Randy de Puniet (France) Aprilia 44min57.774
15 Yonny Hernandez (Colombia) Aprilia 45min01.714

Points standings after the 2013 Motorcycling GP of America
1 Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda - 41
2 Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha - 41
3 Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda - 33
4 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha - 30
5 Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Yamaha - 24
6 Alvaro Bautista (Spain) Honda - 18
7 Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati - 18
8 Nicky Hayden (US) Ducati - 15
9 Andrea Iannone (Italy) Ducati - 13
10 Stefan Bradl (Germany) Honda - 11
11 Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Aprilia 10
12 Ben Spies (US) Ducati 9
13 Randy de Puniet (France) Aprilia - 6
14 Bradley Smith (Britain) Yamaha - 4

Moto2 results
1 Nicolas Terol (Spain) Suter 42min02.689
2 Esteve Rabat (Spain) Pons Kalex 42min05.814
3 Mika Kallio (Finland) Kalex 42min05.864
4 Dominique Aegerter (Switzerland) Suter 42min07.562
5 Scott Redding (Britain) Kalex 42min08.286
6 Johann Zarco (France) Suter 42min11.984
7 Anthony West (Australia) Speed up 42min12.129
8 Mattia Pasini (Italy) Speed up 42min17.161
9 Alex de Angelis (San Marino) Speed up 42min18.740
10. Toni Elias (Spain) Kalex 42min22.385
11 Mike Di Meglio (France) Motobi 42min22.796
12 Marcel Schroetter (Germany) Kalex 42min25.976
13 Xavier Simeon (Belgium) Kalex 42min26.236
14 Jordi Torres (Spain) Suter 42min26.504
15 Ricard Cardus (Spain) Speed up 42min36.177

Moto2 points standings
1 Scott Redding (Britain) Kalex - 31
2 Nicolas Terol (Spain) Suter - 27
3 Esteve Rabat (Spain) Pons Kalex - 27
4 Mika Kallio (Finland) Kalex - 27
5 Dominique Aegerter (Switzerland) Suter - 26
6 Pol Espargaro (Spain) Pons Kalex - 25
7 Takaaki Nakagami (Japan) Kalex - 16
8 Alex de Angelis (San Marino) Speed up - 15
9 Johann Zarco (France) Suter - 14
10 Julian Simon (Spain) Kalex 10
11 Anthony West (Australia) Speed up - 9
12 Simone Corsi (Italy) Speed up - 9
13 Xavier Simeon (Belgium) Kalex - 9
14 Mattia Pasini (Italy) Speed up - 8
15 Toni Elias (Spain) Kalex - 7

Moto3 results
1 Alex Rins (Spain) KTM 11min26.535
2 Maverick Vinales (Spain) KTM 11min26.779
3 Luis Salom (Spain) KTM 11min27.082
4 Jonas Folger (Germany) Kalex 11min27.765
5 Miguel Oliveira (Portugal) Mahindra 11min34.811
6 Jack Miller (Australia) FTR 11min35.138
7 Zulfahmi Khairuddin (Malaysia) KTM 11min36.682
8 Alexis Masbou (France) FTR 11min38.572
9 Brad Binder (South Africa) Suter 11min38.798
10 Jakub Kornfeil (Czech Republic) Kalex 11min39.272
11 Danny Webb (Britain) Suter 11min39.756
12 Arthur Sissis (Australia) KTM 11min40.565
13 Isaac Vinales (Spain) FTR 11min42.357
14 Efren Vazquez (Spain) Mahindra 11min43.128
15 Niklas Ajo (Finland) KTM 11min47.629

Moto3 points standings
1 Alex Rins (Spain) KTM - 41
2 Luis Salom (Spain) KTM - 41
3 Maverick Vinales (Spain) KTM - 40
4 Jonas Folger (Germany) Kalex - 24
5 Miguel Oliveira (Portugal) Mahindra - 20
6 Zulfahmi Khairuddin (Malaysia) KTM - 19
7 Alex Marquez (Spain) KTM - 13
8 Arthur Sissis (Australia) KTM - 12
9 Brad Binder (South Africa) Suter - 11
10 Jack Miller (Australia) FTR - 10
11 Alexis Masbou (France) FTR - 10
12 Danny Webb (Britain) Suter - 10
13 Niklas Ajo (Finland) KTM - 8
14 Efren Vazquez (Spain) Mahindra - 8
15 Jakub Kornfeil (Czech Republic) Kalex - 6
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