In second position Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Cal Crutchlow followed by Factory Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi.
Home favourite Stefan Bradl was able to lead his home GP but sadly for the German he was unable to hold back Marquez, Crutchlow and Rossi and fell back to fourth. GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista claimed fifth place. While Tech3 Yamaha’s Bradley Smith had a good race taking sixth. Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso manged to hold of Espargaro for seventh. Making an impressive start to his race was Power Electronic Aspars Aleix Espargaro, the Spaniard was in his highest position of third before he fell back to eighth but it was undoubtedly Espargaro’s best race so far on his CRT machine.
Nicky Hayden crossed the finish line in ninth and Michele Pirro claimed the last position in the top ten.
Repsol Honda had a mixed day with Marc Marquez taking his second victory and Dani Pedrosa unable to compete in today’s’ race. After it was decided by Pedrosa that due to him feeling unwell and his blood pressure still low it would be impossible for him to race, we will await to see if Pedrosa will race at Laguna Seca next weekend. Jorge Lorenzo and his Yamaha team have yet to announce if he will also be taking part.
The MotoGP World Championship standings are now as follows –
1. Marc Marquez – 138 Points
2. Dani Pedrosa – 136 Points
3. Jorge Lorenzo – 127 Points
4. Cal Crutchlow – 107 Points
5. Valentino Rossi – 101 Points By Laura Turner