Jorge Lorenzo took the second spot on the podium with Andrea Iannone taking the final piece of Silverware. Heavy hitters, Valentino Rossi, Dani Perdrosa and Andrea Dovizioso all failed to greet the chequared flag. Rossi crashed out after losing the front end on lap three while Dovizioso was taken out for the second race in a row when Dani Pedrosa plowed into the unfortunate Ducati rider. Pedrosa remounted his bike and re-joined the race but was forced to retire on lap 11 due to damage to his bike.
‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm very happy with how the whole weekend has gone. This is a circuit that I like, one of my favourite, but there were some unknowns here because just before the race we decided to run the soft front tyre," Marquez explained.
"In the end the team advised me very well, because the change gave me the good feeling with the bike that I had partly lost in the warm-up. I have to thank them all, as well as the Michelin technician. When I asked, they told me that I would be okay for the first 12-15 laps, and then after that I would have to manage the situation more, which is exactly what happened.
"We‰Ûªve taken another victory here in Austin and are now on a run of four in a row, which is great. In addition, the joy of the team after we won illustrates everything we‰Ûªre working on. In these first three races of the year, we‰Ûªve made good use of the situations that we‰Ûªve encountered," the Spaniard concluded.