Alex Rins took advantage of the fall of Baganaja and won the race to Austin in a superb manner

Author of the article: , published April 16, 2023

Alex Rins wins the third race of the season in Austin. The Spaniard, who started the race from second place, kept the rhythm of the leader Bagnaja in the introduction, and then took advantage of the fall of the Italian racer and celebrated his second victory on this circuit in the elite class. For the LCR team, this is the first victory since 2018, when Cal Crutchlow celebrated in Argentina. Luca Marin and Fabio Quartararo joined him on the podium. For Marini, this is the first place on the winning balcony in the elite class.

Fourth place was taken by Maverick Vinales ahead of Muguel Oliveira and Marco Bezzecchi. He thus took advantage of Bagnaja's fall and increased his lead in the total.

Johann Zarco finished seventh ahead of Franco Morbidelli. Fabio Di Giannantonio and newcomer Augusto Fernandez completed the top ten. The eleventh was Michele Pirro. Jonas Folger and Brad Binder were the last to reach the finish line.

The results:

posRacerCountryThe teamTime / Lag
1alex rinsSPAHonda LCR (RC213V)41m 14.649s
2Luca mariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+ 3.498s
3fabio quartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+ 4.936s
4Maverick VinalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP23)+ 8.318s
5Miguel OliveiraPORRNF Aprilia (RS-GP22)+ 9.989s
6Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+ 12.049s
7Johann zarcoFRABow Ducati (GP22)+ 12.242s
8Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+ 20.399s
9Fabio DiGiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP22)+ 27.981s
10Augusto FernandezSPATech3 GASGAS (RC16)*+ 28.217s
11Michele PirroITADucati (GP23)+ 32.370s
12Jonas FolgerGERTech3 GASGAS (RC16)+ 68.065s
13Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+ 83.012s
 Stefan bradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)Para.
 Takaaki NakagamiJPNHonda LCR (RC213V)Para.
 Joan mirSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)Para.
 Francis BagnaiaITADucati (GP23)Para.
 Jack MillerAUSRed Bull KTM (RC16)Para.
 Raul fernandezSPARNF Aprilia (RS-GP22)Para.
 Alex MarquezSPAGresini Ducati (GP22)Para.
 Alex EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP23)Para.
 George MartinSPABow Ducati (GP23)Para.

Francesco Bagnaia had the best start to the race, leading in the opening section. We saw as many as three falls in the first round. In the third turn, Jorge Martin crashed Alex Marquez with a front skid.

The twelfth turn was fatal for Aleix Espargaro, who finished third in yesterday's sprint race.

Jack Miller started the race very well. The Australian made his way from the tenth starting position to the third in the first round. Miguel Oliveira also took advantage of the confusion at the front, who also gained seven places.

Again, Maverick Vinales had a bad start from the starting position. Despite this, the Spaniard managed to pull himself together and regain the lost places.

Jack Miller lost his chance to get on the winner's podium with a fall in the seventh round.

In the second turn of the eighth round, Francesco Bagnaia lost the lead and the chance for a perfect weekend with a fall.

A bad day for the KTM team was completed by Brad Binder with a fall. The South African picked up the motorcycle and continued the race from the very beginning. Right before him, Joan Mir also said goodbye to the race.

Takaaki Nakagami also felt the hardness of the American asphalt.

In the thirteenth lap, Luca Marini made it to second place. The Italian easily overtook Fabio Quartararo on the longest straight.

Despite this, the French driver managed to keep third place and thus stepped onto the winners' podium for the first time this year.

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