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04/21/13
motogp
Austin draws 131,082 fans for Red Bull MotoGP
Marquez wins in Austin
Circuit of The Americas introduced a new tradition at its world-class sports and entertainment venue this weekend, as a robust crowd of 131,082 fans witnessed the debut of World Championship motorcycle racing during the three-day Red Bull MotoGP of The Americas, April 19-21.  Spectators were treated to a history-making performance, as rookie Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez became the youngest rider in MotoGP history to win a Grand Prix. His teammate Dani Pedrosa finished second while 2012 World Champion Jorge Lorenzo of the Yamaha Factory Racing Team rounded out the podium with a third-place finish. Repsol Honda claimed the constructor’s trophy.

The new state-of-the-art circuit surpassed its original three-day crowd estimate of 100,000, with 26,235 fans coming to watch Friday’s practice sessions, 43,756 guests attending Saturday’s qualifying rounds, and an enthusiastic crowd of 61,091 turning out for Sunday’s races.

Patrons were treated to highly competitive racing in all four participating divisions:  MotoGP, Moto3, Moto2 and the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Race sponsor Red Bull joined the Circuit in pulling out all the stops and entertaining fans with stunt riders, skydivers, aerial displays, motorcycle jumping, rider autograph sessions and parades, live music on two stages, including the new Austin360 Amphitheater, and even a Red Bull Air Force B.A.S.E. jump from the Circuit’s 251-foot observation Tower.

"It has been a remarkable weekend, and we’re thrilled with the results and the feedback we’ve received from guests and competitors," Circuit President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Sexton said. "Our Circuit team extends its congratulations to this weekend’s top performers, including MotoGP winner Marc Marquez, and all of the teams for an outstanding show. We also want to thank the fantastic group of fans who traveled from around the globe to help us introduce World Championship motorcycle racing to Texas in such a big way. Circuit of The Americas is pleased to bring large-scale sports and entertainment events to our host community of Austin, and we greatly appreciate the support and vigilance of the dozens of public safety officials who help make each event safe and successful."

Race Result - Round 2

Pos Rider Behind Nat Bike Team
1 Marc Marquez 43'42.123 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Dani Pedrosa +1.534 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
3 Jorge Lorenzo +3.381 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
4 Cal Crutchlow +6.616 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
5 Stefan Bradl +12.674 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
6 Valentino Rossi +16.615 ITA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
7 Andrea Dovizioso +22.374 ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
8 Alvaro Bautista +22.854 SPA HONDA & FTR Go & Fun Honda Gresini
9 Nicky Hayden +33.773 USA DUCATI Ducati Team
10 Andrea Iannone +42.112 ITA DUCATI Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team
11 Aleix Espargaro +48.837 SPA ART Power Electronics Aspar
12 Bradley Smith +50.705 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
13 Ben Spies +1'14.132 USA DUCATI Ignite Pramac Racing Team
14 Randy De Puniet +1'15.651 FRA ART Power Electronics Aspar
15 Yonny Hernandez +1'19.591 COL PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
16 Michael Laverty +1'34.391 GBR PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
17 Hiroshi Aoyama +1'39.823 JAP FTR Avintia Blusens
18 Hector Barbera +1'39.952 SPA FTR Avintia Blusens
19 Claudio Corti +1'46.773 ITA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
20 Bryan Staring +1'48.084 AUS HONDA & FTR Go & Fun Honda Gresini
21 Blake Young +1 lap USA APR CRT Attack Performance
22 Danilo Petrucci DNF ITA IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project
23 Lukas Pesek DNF CZE IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project
24 Colin Edwards DNF USA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing


Championship standings

Pos Rider Points Nat Bike Team
1 Marc Marquez 41 pts SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Jorge Lorenzo 41 pts SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
3 Dani Pedrosa 33 pts SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
4 Valentino Rossi 30 pts ITA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
5 Cal Crutchlow 24 pts GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
6 Alvaro Bautista 18 pts SPA HONDA & FTR Go & Fun Honda Gresini
7 Andrea Dovizioso 18 pts ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
8 Nicky Hayden 15 pts USA DUCATI Ducati Team
9 Andrea Iannone 13 pts ITA DUCATI Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team
10 Stefan Bradl 11 pts GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
11 Aleix Espargaro 10 pts SPA ART Power Electronics Aspar
12 Ben Spies 9 pts USA DUCATI Ignite Pramac Racing Team
13 Randy De Puniet 6 pts FRA ART Power Electronics Aspar
14 Bradley Smith 4 pts GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
15 Yonny Hernandez 3 pts COL PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
16 Hector Barbera 3 pts SPA FTR Avintia Blusens
17 Hiroshi Aoyama 1 pts JAP FTR Avintia Blusens
18 Lukas Pesek 0 pts CZE IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project
19 Blake Young 0 pts USA APR CRT Attack Performance
20 Claudio Corti 0 pts ITA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
21 Michael Laverty 0 pts GBR PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
22 Bryan Staring 0 pts AUS HONDA & FTR Go & Fun Honda Gresini

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