Alex Rins beats Valentino Rossi and scores his first MotoGP victory. This also marks the end of Marc Marquez’s unbeaten run at the Circuit of the Americas.
Honda rider Marc Marquez converted pole into an early lead, and looked well on course for a seventh consecutive win at the Austin track as he stretched his advantage in the early laps. He had eased almost four seconds clear of Valentino Rossi’s Yamaha in second when he suffered a low-side crash at the Turn 12 left-hander on lap nine of 20, ending his race. Marc Marquez’s demise handed Rossi a slim lead over the Alex Rins, but the Italian was powerless to shake off the Suzuki rider, who managed to slip past on lap 17 at Turn 7 to take the lead.
Marc Marquez crash