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2015 Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas

The 2015 Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas was the second round of the 2015 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season.[4] It was held at the Circuit of the Americas in Elroy on April 12, 2015.

United States  2015 Grand Prix of the Americas
Race details
Race 2 of 18 races in the
2015 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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DateApril 12, 2015
Official nameRed Bull Grand Prix of the Americas[1][2][3]
LocationCircuit of the Americas
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.513 km (3.426 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Marc Márquez Honda
Time 2:02.135
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Andrea Iannone Ducati
Time 2:04.251 on lap 4
Podium
First Spain Marc Márquez Honda
Second Italy Andrea Dovizioso Ducati
Third Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha
Moto2
Pole position
Rider Belgium Xavier Siméon Kalex
Time 2:09.888
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Sam Lowes Speed Up
Time 2:10.578 on lap 18
Podium
First United Kingdom Sam Lowes Speed Up
Second France Johann Zarco Kalex
Third Spain Álex Rins Kalex
Moto3
Pole position
Rider United Kingdom Danny Kent Honda
Time 2:15.344
Fastest lap
Rider Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM
Time 2:17.559 on lap 8
Podium
First United Kingdom Danny Kent Honda
Second France Fabio Quartararo Honda
Third Spain Efrén Vázquez Honda

In the MotoGP class, Repsol Honda's Marc Márquez took his first pole position of the season, and he ultimately went on to win the race, his third victory in as many years at the circuit.[5] For the first time since the 2014 Aragon Grand Prix, three different manufacturers were represented on the podium; behind Márquez was Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso, who prevailed in a battle with Yamaha's Valentino Rossi, who finished in third place. In his 200th premier class start, local hero Nicky Hayden could only finish in thirteenth, while numerous riders retired from the race – Pol Espargaró collided with Scott Redding, with caused both riders to retire from the race, while Yonny Hernández, Mike Di Meglio and Stefan Bradl all crashed before the halfway mark.

ClassificationEdit

MotoGPEdit

The race start was delayed due to a water spillage at Turn 3, and ultimately started at 14:37 local time.

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 93   Marc Márquez Repsol Honda Team Honda 21 43:47.150 1 25
2 4   Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Team Ducati 21 +2.354 2 20
3 46   Valentino Rossi Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 21 +3.120 4 16
4 99   Jorge Lorenzo Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 21 +6.682 3 13
5 29   Andrea Iannone Ducati Team Ducati 21 +7.584 7 11
6 38   Bradley Smith Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 21 +10.557 10 10
7 35   Cal Crutchlow CWM LCR Honda Honda 21 +16.967 5 9
8 41   Aleix Espargaró Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki 21 +19.025 8 8
9 25   Maverick Viñales Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki 21 +38.570 12 7
10 9   Danilo Petrucci Pramac Racing Ducati 21 +41.796 11 6
11 7   Hiroshi Aoyama Repsol Honda Team Honda 21 +47.199 18 5
12 8   Héctor Barberá Avintia Racing Ducati 21 +47.339 13 4
13 69   Nicky Hayden Aspar MotoGP Team Honda 21 +56.484 22 3
14 43   Jack Miller CWM LCR Honda Honda 21 +56.731 19 2
15 19   Álvaro Bautista Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 21 +57.372 23 1
16 50   Eugene Laverty Aspar MotoGP Team Honda 21 +58.898 17
17 76   Loris Baz Athina Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 21 +1:08.787 20
18 15   Alex de Angelis Octo IodaRacing Team ART 21 +1:22.236 24
Ret 17   Karel Abraham AB Motoracing Honda 16 Retirement 21
Ret 33   Marco Melandri Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 10 Retirement 25
Ret 68   Yonny Hernández Pramac Racing Ducati 6 Accident 15
Ret 63   Mike Di Meglio Avintia Racing Ducati 6 Accident 16
Ret 45   Scott Redding EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 5 Retirement 6
Ret 6   Stefan Bradl Athina Forward Racing Yamaha Forward 3 Accident 14
Ret 44   Pol Espargaró Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0 Accident 9
Sources: [6][7][8]
 
Andrea Dovizioso, Marc Márquez and Valentino Rossi, celebrating on the podium after they finished second, first and third at the MotoGP race.

Moto2Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 22   Sam Lowes Speed Up 19 41:45.565 2 25
2 5   Johann Zarco Kalex 19 +1.999 4 20
3 40   Álex Rins Kalex 19 +4.622 8 16
4 1   Esteve Rabat Kalex 19 +8.975 3 13
5 21   Franco Morbidelli Kalex 19 +12.976 5 11
6 55   Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 19 +14.168 15 10
7 95   Anthony West Speed Up 19 +17.271 13 9
8 36   Mika Kallio Kalex 19 +17.513 11 8
9 60   Julián Simón Speed Up 19 +17.689 7 7
10 30   Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 19 +17.764 6 6
11 3   Simone Corsi Kalex 19 +17.982 12 5
12 12   Thomas Lüthi Kalex 19 +24.824 17 4
13 23   Marcel Schrötter Tech 3 19 +26.016 10 3
14 11   Sandro Cortese Kalex 19 +27.456 16 2
15 73   Álex Márquez Kalex 19 +28.568 23 1
16 94   Jonas Folger Kalex 19 +29.889 19
17 88   Ricard Cardús Tech 3 19 +36.405 20
18 77   Dominique Aegerter Kalex 19 +38.693 9
19 25   Azlan Shah Kalex 19 +40.581 24
20 70   Robin Mulhauser Kalex 19 +41.504 25
21 4   Randy Krummenacher Kalex 19 +50.471 18
22 96   Louis Rossi Tech 3 19 +1:08.825 22
23 10   Thitipong Warokorn Kalex 19 +1:10.990 26
24 2   Jesko Raffin Kalex 19 +1:11.138 29
25 66   Florian Alt Suter 19 +1:19.442 27
26 7   Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 19 +1:25.405 21
27 39   Luis Salom Kalex 19 +1:32.876 14
Ret 19   Xavier Siméon Kalex 15 Accident 1
Ret 51   Zaqhwan Zaidi Suter 12 Retirement 28
DNS 49   Axel Pons Kalex Did not start
OFFICIAL MOTO2 REPORT

Moto3Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 52   Danny Kent Honda 18 41:32.287 1 25
2 20   Fabio Quartararo Honda 18 +8.532 6 20
3 7   Efrén Vázquez Honda 18 +8.652 16 16
4 33   Enea Bastianini Honda 18 +8.811 8 13
5 41   Brad Binder KTM 18 +9.556 11 11
6 17   John McPhee Honda 18 +13.869 15 10
7 55   Andrea Locatelli Honda 18 +20.442 3 9
8 5   Romano Fenati KTM 18 +20.611 19 8
9 32   Isaac Viñales Husqvarna 18 +20.863 7 7
10 98   Karel Hanika KTM 18 +20.913 20 6
11 84   Jakub Kornfeil KTM 18 +21.249 23 5
12 16   Andrea Migno KTM 18 +23.725 22 4
13 65   Philipp Öttl KTM 18 +32.218 32 3
14 31   Niklas Ajo KTM 18 +36.702 21 2
15 12   Matteo Ferrari Mahindra 18 +37.283 24 1
16 10   Alexis Masbou Honda 18 +47.027 10
17 6   María Herrera Husqvarna 18 +59.257 31
18 2   Remy Gardner Mahindra 18 +1:03.748 27
19 91   Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 18 +1:04.611 30
20 63   Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM 18 +1:16.968 28
21 19   Alessandro Tonucci Mahindra 18 +1:27.397 26
22 22   Ana Carrasco KTM 18 +1:40.409 33
23 23   Niccolò Antonelli Honda 18 +1:43.841 4
24 29   Stefano Manzi Mahindra 18 +1:46.105 25
25 11   Livio Loi Honda 17 +1 lap 14
Ret 24   Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 17 Retirement 29
Ret 44   Miguel Oliveira KTM 10 Accident 2
Ret 21   Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 9 Accident 9
Ret 9   Jorge Navarro Honda 9 Accident 5
Ret 88   Jorge Martín Mahindra 8 Retirement 12
Ret 76   Hiroki Ono Honda 6 Accident 17
Ret 95   Jules Danilo Honda 5 Accident 18
Ret 40   Darryn Binder Mahindra 1 Accident 34
Ret 58   Juan Francisco Guevara Mahindra 0 Accident 13
OFFICIAL MOTO3 REPORT

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round two has concluded.[9]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015 Americas MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "2015 MotoGP Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Circuit of the Americas - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  4. ^ "2015 provisional MotoGP calendar announced". motogp.com. Dorna Sports. September 26, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  5. ^ "Marquez completes treble in Texas". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. April 12, 2015. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  6. ^ "2015 Americas MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  7. ^ "RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS · MotoGP Race Classification 2015". Motogp.com. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  8. ^ "2015 Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas : Race Classifications" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2015. Retrieved 2019-08-26.


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