Márquez and Lorenzo leave Austin empty-handed

The reigning MotoGP World Champion crashes on Lap 9 of the GP of The Americas when leading comfortably. A mechanical problem prevents Jorge Lorenzo from finishing the race at COTA.

The Grand Prix of The Americas ended prematurely for Marc Márquez, who crashed out of the race at Turn 12 of Lap 9, when leading the contest by more than 3 seconds.

Jorge Lorenzo is also unable to complete the race, with a technical problem stopping his bike on Lap 11.

Three rounds into the season, Márquez is fourth in the MotoGP World Championship standings, nine points behind series leader Andrea Dovizioso.

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Statements

Marc Márquez

“It’s different to make a mistake fighting for fifth and fighting for the win, the level is there.”

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Marc Márquez

DNF

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.

Jorge Lorenzo

“The positive is that in the race I was feeling quite good”

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Jorge Lorenzo

DNF

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.

Results - GP of The Americas

DNF

Marc Márquez

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Front Medium
Rear Medium
Fast lap 2'04.277
Grid position 1st
Race DNF
DNF

Jorge Lorenzo

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Front Medium
Rear Medium
Fast lap -
Grid position 11th
Race DNF

MotoGP World Standing

1. Andrea Dovizioso / Ducati
54 points
2. Valentino Rossi / Yamaha
51 points
3. Alex Rins / Suzuki
49 points
4. Marc Márquez / Repsol Honda
45 points
5. Danilo Petrucci / Ducati
30 points
17. Jorge Lorenzo / Repsol Honda
7 points

Circuit of The Americas

Length: 5.513 m
Longest straight: 1.200 m
Maximum speed: 347.7 km/h (Cal Crutchlow 2018)
Track width: 15 m
Right corners: 9
Left corners: 11
Fast lap: 2:02.135 (Marc Márquez 2015)
Circuit record: 2:03.575 (Marc Márquez 2014)

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