Spain's Marc Marquez becomes youngest MotoGP winner
AUSTIN (AFP) - Spain's Marc Marquez won the Grand Prix of the Americas MotoGP on Sunday, becoming the youngest rider to win a race in the sport's elite series.
The 20-year-old Catalonian, last year's Moto2 world champion, triumphed over his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa, with Yamaha factory rider Jorge Lorenzo in third.
Marquez started from pole position in just his second MotoGP race, and with a time of 43min 42.123sec finished 1.534sec ahead of Pedrosa and 3.381sec in front of Lorenzo, the reigning world champion and winner of the season-opening race at Qatar earlier this month.
Marquez had finished third in Qatar in his first MotoGP start and his qualifying performance on the new Circuit of the Americas made him the series' youngest ever pole winner.