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Rins sees off Rossi to win Americas MotoGP, Marquez crashes

Valentino Rossi at Circuit of the Americas as Marc Marquez crashes out of the lead early on.

Repsol Honda pounding into turn 12 at the end of the long back straight.

MotoGP world champion could not restart his RC213V which forced him out of the race and loses his perfect record at Circuit of the Americas.

Marquez's off-handed Rossi is in a hurry with Jackie Rins in hot pursuit.

Yamaha rider along the snooker first sector.

Rossi attempts to pull out a hairpin, only to drift wide, allowing the Suzuki rider to pull out a half-second gap. The Spaniard win and Suzuki's first MotoGP triumph since the 2016 British round.

Ducati takes on the MotoGP world championship lead from the fall Marquez. With Miller holding on to third place, his first podium since dramatic win at Assen back in 2016, Andrea Dovizioso had to settle for fourth place on the factory.

Joan Mir and Maverick Vinales both picked up ride-through penalties for jump starts – following Cal Crutchlow's jump start last time out in Argentina – which relegates both riders down the order.

Crutchlow, a podium contender in the early stages, crashed out on Lap 5 at Turn 11 in a similar manner to Marquez's later fall.

Petronas Yamaha ahead of the factory Ducati of Danilo Petrucci. Franco Morbidelli.

Rookie Fabio Quartararo grabbed seventh place on the other Petronas Yamaha with Pol Espargaro record Red Bull KTM's best dry weather result in MotoGP in eighth place.

Honda – the sole Honda finisher after Jorge Lorenzo suffered a mechanical issue at the midway stage – Francesco Bagnaia recovered from a disaster.

With Vinales clawing back positions in 11th lap, with Andrea Iannone taking 12thth place for Aprilia.

Johann Zarco struggled in 13th place for Red Bull KTM ahead of Tech3's Miguel Oliveira as Tito Rabat claimed his first point of the year for Avintia Ducati Karel Abraham at the finish line.

I finished three seconds back in 16th with Hafizh Syahrin completing the finishers in 17th, Aleix Espargaro was a Lap 2 faller at Turn 14.



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