Both Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo leave the Americas GP pointless after a double DNF while fighting at the front.

A chilly, but dry, morning Warm Up session soon gave way to 39ºC track temperature as the MotoGP World Championship lined up for the 20-lap race. Leaving his braking late, pole-setter Marc Marquez led into and through Turn 1, steadily building his lead each lap. An error into Turn 12 on Lap 9 caused Marquez to lose the front of his RC213V, unable to restart his machine he was forced to retire. Marquez was unharmed in the fall.

Starting 11th, Jorge Lorenzo did his best to maintain his position in the opening laps. Lap 5 saw Lorenzo find his rhythm and commence his march forward, quickly making up several positions. Looking comfortable on his RC213V in tenth, Lorenzo was closing in on Bagnaia in ninth when he encountered a problem and was forced to retire. The issue was unrelated to the one suffered by Lorenzo on Saturday and HRC are investigating the issue.

The Gran Premio Red Bull de España at the iconic Jerez circuit, May 3 – 5, offers the Repsol Honda Team a chance to return to fighting at the front. Marquez and Lorenzo have taken 14 premier class podiums, including five wins, between them on their previous visits to the Spanish track.

Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez 93

We have had six amazing years here but today I made a big mistake. When I arrived in the garage I said sorry to the team and now I’d like to say sorry to the fans because it was my mistake. It’s different to make a mistake fighting for fifth and fighting for the win, the level is there. We’re only nine points off the lead. It’s true, we made a mistake but we are human and this can happen. We need to learn from it and understand and come back stronger in Jerez.

Repsol Honda Team
Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo 99

It has been a difficult weekend with the weather and everything. I didn’t get the best start but I was able to recover and then I started to make up some positions. Sadly we had an issue with the bike and I was forced to retire from the race. It was a different issue to yesterday. The positive is that in the race I was feeling quite good at a circuit where normally I have difficulty. Now we look to Jerez, a circuit I like and where we will hopefully be able to be stronger.

Repsol Honda Team
Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas

Circuit of the Americas, United States

MotoGP 2019, Round 3

Sunny / 21
Sunday 14 Apr 2019, 20:15 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 21°C
  • Humidity: 32%
  • Ground Temp: 39°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Alex Rins 42 SPA 25 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 41'45.499
2 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA 20 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.462
3 Jack Miller 43 AUS 16 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +8.454
4 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA 13 Ducati Team Ducati +9.420
5 Franco Morbidelli 21 ITA 11 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +18.021
6 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA 10 Ducati Team Ducati +21.476
7 Fabio Quartararo 20 FRA 9 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +26.111
8 Pol Espargaro 44 SPA 8 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +29.743
9 Francesco Bagnaia 63 ITA 7 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +30.608
10 Takaaki Nakagami 30 JPN 6 LCR Honda Honda +31.011
11 Maverick Viñales 12 SPA 5 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +34.077
12 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA 4 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +34.779
13 Johann Zarco 5 FRA 3 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +42.458
14 Miguel Oliveira 88 POR 2 KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +44.272
15 Tito Rabat 53 SPA 1 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +44.623
16 Karel Abraham 17 CZE 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +44.740
17 Joan Mir 36 SPA 0 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +48.063
18 Hafizh Syahrin 55 THA 0 KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +1'07.683
NC Jorge Lorenzo 99 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda DNF
NC Marc Marquez 93 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda DNF
NC Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR 0 LCR Honda Honda DNF
NC Aleix Espargaro 41 SPA 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia DNF
Sunny / 21
Saturday 13 Apr 2019, 21:26 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 21°C
  • Humidity: 70%
  • Ground Temp: 31°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Marc Marquez 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 2'03.787
2 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.273
3 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda +0.360
4 Jack Miller 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +0.629
5 Pol Espargaro 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.685
6 Maverick Viñales 12 SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.702
7 Alex Rins 42 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.747
8 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.909
9 Fabio Quartararo 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +1.154
10 Franco Morbidelli 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +1.491
11 Jorge Lorenzo 99 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +1.596
12 Francesco Bagnaia 63 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +2.100
13 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.052
14 Joan Mir 36 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.292
15 Takaaki Nakagami 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda +0.469
16 Aleix Espargaro 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +0.609
17 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +0.672
18 Miguel Oliveira 88 POR KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +0.688
19 Johann Zarco 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.969
20 Karel Abraham 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +1.274
21 Hafizh Syahrin 55 THA KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +1.453
22 Tito Rabat 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +1.562
Sunny / 26
Saturday 13 Apr 2019, 01:35 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 26°C
  • Humidity: 41%
  • Ground Temp: 42°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Maverick Viñales 12 SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha 2'03.857
2 Marc Marquez 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.044
3 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.146
4 Jack Miller 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +0.148
5 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda +0.261
6 Alex Rins 42 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.496
7 Pol Espargaro 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.507
8 Franco Morbidelli 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +0.691
9 Fabio Quartararo 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +0.732
10 Francesco Bagnaia 63 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +0.733
11 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.857
12 Joan Mir 36 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.994
13 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +1.049
14 Aleix Espargaro 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +1.096
15 Takaaki Nakagami 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda +1.163
16 Jorge Lorenzo 99 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +1.312
17 Johann Zarco 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.634
18 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +2.098
19 Karel Abraham 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +2.305
20 Tito Rabat 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +2.347
21 Miguel Oliveira 88 POR KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +2.419
22 Hafizh Syahrin 55 THA KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +2.993
Rider Standings
Sunday, 14 Apr 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Andrea DOVIZIOSO 4 ITA 54 Ducati Team Ducati
2 Valentino ROSSI 46 ITA 51 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha
3 Alex RINS 42 SPA 49 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki
4 Marc MARQUEZ 93 SPA 45 Repsol Honda Team Honda
5 Danilo PETRUCCI 9 ITA 30 Ducati Team Ducati
6 Jack MILLER 43 AUS 29 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati
7 Takaaki NAKAGAMI 30 JPN 22 LCR Honda Honda
8 Cal CRUTCHLOW 35 GBR 19 LCR Honda Honda
9 Pol ESPARGARO 44 SPA 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
10 Fabio QUARTARARO 20 FRA 17 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha
11 Franco MORBIDELLI 21 ITA 16 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha
12 Maverick VIñALES 12 SPA 14 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha
13 Aleix ESPARGARO 41 SPA 13 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
14 Francesco BAGNAIA 63 ITA 9 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati
15 Joan MIR 36 SPA 8 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki
16 Miguel OLIVEIRA 88 POR 7 KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM
17 Jorge LORENZO 99 SPA 7 Repsol Honda Team Honda
18 Andrea IANNONE 29 ITA 6 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
19 Johann ZARCO 5 FRA 5 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
20 Tito RABAT 53 SPA 1 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati