MotoGP: Marquez wins again in COTA, for a track three-peat


It appears there are three certainties in life, two of which are applicable this week.

Those three are death, taxes, and Marc Marquez winning the MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas.

Marquez added a 2015 triumph to his 2013 and 2014 ones on Sunday, in what was a slightly delayed race due to mixed weather conditions (seemed to be a theme on Sunday, given the rain/dry combination in New Orleans).

This one is his first win of the season and came after a record-setting pole lap in qualifying on Saturday.

“I decided to keep calm in the early laps to try to understand the situation well, and when I started to find a feeling similar to practice, I decided to push the pace a bit. That was when I was able to open up a gap,” Marquez said, via

Despite a near collision at Turn 12, Andrea Dovizioso survived a battle with Valentino Rossi for second. Dovizioso won the battle for second, with the Qatar winner third.

It was a good weekend for the Circuit of the Americas track itself; the track reported more than 120,000 fans over the course of the weekend.

“Congratulations to Marc Marquez for helping to make the third running of MotoGP at Circuit of The Americas our best yet!” track president/CEO Jason Dial said in a release.

“We are delighted that we could follow Saturday’s action with such a thrilling and sunny race, especially after the weather forecast had threatened us with rain. We would like to thank all of the fans for coming out to celebrate with us and we are excited to continue to build on the successful festival environment that surrounds our world class sporting events.”

More info on the race itself is linked here, via the official MotoGP website. MotoGP heads to Argentina next week, with Round 3 of the season on Sunday.