MotoGP 2013: Texas USA race results

The winner and losers from the first race at COTA, Texas

Posted: 22 April 2013
by Visordown News

MotoGP Race Results from COTA, Austin, USA

1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 43m 42.123s
2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 43m 43.657s
3. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 43m 45.504s
4. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 43m 48.739s
5. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 43m 54.797s
6. Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 43m 58.738s
7. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP13) 44m 4.497s
8. Alvaro Bautsta ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V) 44m 4.977s
9. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team (GP13) 44m 15.896s
10. Andrea Iannone ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing (GP13) 44m 24.235s
11. Aleix Espargaro ESP Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 44m 30.960s
12. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 44m 32.828s
13. Ben Spies USA Ignite Pramac Racing (GP13) 44m 56.255s
14. Randy De Puniet FRA Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 44m 57.774s
15. Yonny Hernandez COL Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) 45m 1.714s
16. Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM CRT) 45m 16.514s
17. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 45m 21.946s
18. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 45m 22.075s
19. Claudio Corti ITA NGM Forward Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 45m 28.896s
20. Bryan Staring AUS Go&Fun Honda Gresini (FTR-Honda CRT) 45m 30.207s
21. Blake Young USA Attack Performance Racing (APR-Kawasaki CRT) +1 lap   

DNF:
Danilo Petrucci ITA Came IodaRacing Project (Suter-BMW CRT)
Lukas Pesek CZE Came IodaRacing Project (Suter-BMW CRT)
Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)



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So the yamaha m1 is widely regarded as the best handling bike in moto gp all the yamaha riders ride the wheels off it.Along comes the great one ,yes the donkey himself he sets about IMPROVING the m1 as only the great one can,the result ? handling problems.yet another nail in his reputation coffin.He completely wrecked the ducati and has now made a mess of the yamaha .luckily lorenzo and crutchlow ignore his ADVISE.Dovi on the other hand is improving the ducati at a rate of knots,very impressive.Rossi must have been crapping himself when the big duke was reeling him in.Rossi your doctor tag is a joke.never mind you can still sell your tat to the fawning masses in gaudy t shirts.

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 18:36

Marc Marquez is something else. I doubted him prior to the season, but I'm eating my words now, and happily. What a ride.

I hear Rossi's problems were brake related. Part of his disc was damaged causing shudder. When he got off the bike in the garage however, his body language seemed to suggest that the problem was the front end losing grip. Dunno, but Crutchlow should be applauded for finishing 10 seconds up on him riding the same bike and having not seen the track before.

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 00:04

Can't help but feel that Cal Crutchlow will be another British rider let down by the MotoGP system that seems allergic to getting them factory rides. Rossi is rightly a legend and of course a large financial draw, but the reality is that right now Cal deserves the factory Yam on his performances more than Rossi. Of course I'm not dumb enough to think that this is about talent or current performance but it would be nice to see a UK rider on the best machinery out there and be able to seriously threaten the podium more regularly. Hats off to Marquez though. He's doing exactly what I thought he would do and ride the wheels off his bike. He showed in Moto2 that he was a real talent and now he is proving it to the world.

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 07:03



kneedown elbow down ive crashed.


What a stupid thing to say!!

He completely wrecked ducati.! wel you could think so if you watch MotoGP sinds 2011.
Most people knew that the duc was already wrecked big-time by preziosi. Introduce carbon frame, monocoque frame, and alu monocoque. all of them didnt work. Rossi came and nicky said the best duc i have ridden ever. after 2007 the year duc was using an trellis frame it was all fine. sinds 2008 we all could see stoner was more then once kissing the ground. 2009 even more and 2010 way more. so ducati was working backwards sinds 2007. any other factory needs an whole team to develop THE bike, but not in ducati..... only preziosi...because he was so smart he dont need help from others. he was so smart he wrecked the bike BIGTIME. Rossi came in and couldn't handle the bike like any other rider. Think back and i mean way back. who could ever achieve anything on the duc? NO not even Stoner!!! because a bike has to finish the race and stoner was always out after 6 laps. kissing the tarmac over and over again. See story what dovi has to say. you cannot ride this bike normal.!! so maybe now dovi wrecked the bike! or Hayden maybe. no i know it was marco melandri, no it wasnt it was capirossi, was it barros? was it gibbernau? mika callio? NO. the guy wrecked that bike was preziosi!!!! that why he gone like stoner.!!



Posted: 23/04/2013 at 09:48

I don't quote agree with kneedown elbow down ive crashed, but he does have a point. I expected Rossi to be way up there fighting with Lorenzo now that they are on equal machinery.

Joel - Damaged brake disc causing shudder? Why do I get the feeling that if Stoner said this, he'd be a whinging twat who is full of excuses?

Marquez - Talk about an old head on young shoulders. This kid is just something else, I love watching him ride that Honda with those ridiculous angles of lean. Did anyone see him in the post race interview where the 'R' and 'E' from the 'Repsol' on his elbow was grounded away? :)

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 10:07

I'm neither a Rossi worshiper or slagger-offerer(?) but his performance this race obviously wasn't as good as the last so perhaps something was indeed wrong with the bike. guess we'll find out in the next race.
But Marquez, wow - I thought he'd get too "Yeehaa" and crunch it when he hit the front, but no, not a bit of it, and I'm seriously impressed. Finally Cal, sterling effort.

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 14:52

Rossi was the one who developed the M1 from an also-ran into a consistent winner. His astonishing ride just a couple of weeks ago in Qatar silenced most doubters, but I guess 'knee down, head up ass' hasn't heard about that or has a very short memory. Everyone knew that Yamaha just didn't have the speed in Texas and all it takes is one aspect of the setup to be less than perfect and nobody could do better than Vale. He will win again, but Marquez will be a major problem for anyone else this year as long as he stays out of the kitty litter.

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 15:45

Rossi developed the Yamaha?... I used to believe this too until I heard, and read about Masao Furusawa who was working on a crossplane crank engine whilst Rossi was still on a Honda.

I really hope that Rossi will win again, as I feel that the championship needs it, although people like Marquez are really showing the old guard a thing or two.

As for Marquez, why does everyone say 'thought he was going to crash' or 'he's win or bin'? They guy had a flawless season in Moto2, why does he have a reputation for being a crasher??? He's one of the fastest, most consistent riders I've seen.

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 16:10

Szmolo - I was going to say it, but let it go. It gives the impression that I'm anti-Rossi, which I'm certainly not.

If a guy has a problem with the bike or the conditions, I want to know. Rossi, Stoner, Crutchlow...whoever. Instead of trotting out vague utterances like, "We just didn't have the speed today", Stoner would often go into specifics, which came across as pedantic. I'd say it's indicative of someone who sets a high standard and actually has an idea about setting a bike up, but what would I know?

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 09:35

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