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2013 United States motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2013 United States motorcycle Grand Prix[4] was the ninth round of the 2013 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season, and the second of three races in the 2013 season to take place in the United States of America. It was held on 21 July at the Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California. Like always, only a MotoGP class race was held at Laguna Seca.

United States  2013 United States Grand Prix
Race details
Race 9 of 18 races in the
2013 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Laguna Seca.svg
Date21 July 2013
Official nameRed Bull U.S. Grand Prix[1][2][3]
LocationMazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 3.610 km (2.243 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Germany Stefan Bradl Honda
Time 1:21.176
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Marc Márquez Honda
Time 1:21.539 on lap 5
Podium
First Spain Marc Márquez Honda
Second Germany Stefan Bradl Honda
Third Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha

Stefan Bradl took pole position, recording his first pole position in MotoGP. At the famous corkscrew turn on lap 4 Marc Márquez, having had a faster run out of the previous corner, ran around the outside of Valentino Rossi coming into the corkscrew and was run wide by Rossi mid-corner. Márquez replicated the overtake that Rossi made on Casey Stoner at the same corner in 2008 to pass the Italian and gave chase to Bradl. The gap closed quickly at first but Márquez followed Bradl until lap 19 when he made a pass into the last corner, with the gap gradually extending in Márquez' favour over the next few laps, the Spaniard eventually winning his 3rd GP of the year to extend his championship lead to 16 points over Dani Pedrosa. The win also marked the beating of another of Freddie Spencer's records as Márquez became the youngest rider to win back to back races in the Premier Class of GP racing and the first/only rookie to win at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. This was the last MotoGP race to take place at Laguna Seca, which was then replaced by the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo in 2014 in Termas de Río Hondo, Argentina. Bradl finished in second place, recorded his first podium in MotoGP and Rossi finished in third place.

ClassificationEdit

MotoGPEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 93   Marc Márquez Repsol Honda Team Honda 32 44:00.695 2 25
2 6   Stefan Bradl LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 32 +2.298 1 20
3 46   Valentino Rossi Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 32 +4.498 4 16
4 19   Álvaro Bautista Go&Fun Honda Gresini Honda 32 +4.557 3 13
5 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 32 +9.257 7 11
6 99   Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 32 +12.970 6 10
7 35   Cal Crutchlow Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 32 +15.304 5 9
8 69   Nicky Hayden Ducati Team Ducati 32 +33.963 10 8
9 4   Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Team Ducati 32 +34.129 8 7
10 8   Héctor Barberá Avintia Blusens FTR 32 +1:02.369 13 6
11 15   Alex de Angelis Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati 32 +1:02.604 14 5
12 5   Colin Edwards NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 32 +1:03.593 15 4
13 9   Danilo Petrucci Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 32 +1:20.420 16 3
14 17   Karel Abraham Cardion AB Motoracing ART 31 +1 lap 19 2
15 68   Yonny Hernández Paul Bird Motorsport ART 31 +1 lap 18 1
16 7   Hiroshi Aoyama Avintia Blusens FTR 31 +1 lap 21
17 67   Bryan Staring Go&Fun Honda Gresini FTR Honda 31 +1 lap 22
18 52   Lukáš Pešek Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 31 +1 lap 23
Ret 38   Bradley Smith Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 7 Mechanical 9
Ret 41   Aleix Espargaró Power Electronics Aspar ART 5 Accident 11
Ret 14   Randy de Puniet Power Electronics Aspar ART 4 Engine 12
Ret 71   Claudio Corti NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 3 Mechanical 17
Ret 70   Michael Laverty Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 1 Accident 20
WD 79   Blake Young Attack Performance Racing APR Bike damaged
[5][6][7]

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round nine has concluded.[8]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2013 United States MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "2013 MotoGP Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Laguna Seca Raceway - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  4. ^ "New deal keeps MotoGP at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca until at least 2014". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 25 June 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  5. ^ "2013 United States MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  6. ^ "RED BULL U.S. GRAND PRIX · MotoGP Race Classification 2013". Motogp.com. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  7. ^ "2013 United States MotoGp : Race classification" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2013. Retrieved 2019-08-26.


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