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Miller makes history with second Moto3 victory

Jack Miller rode into the history books with victory in the Moto3 Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas, becoming the first Australian to take back-to-back victories in the Moto3/125cc Championship.

Miller started on pole position and leapt away from the line, pushing from the beginning with rain threatening. Only Efren Vazquez had the pace to stay with Miller early, but ultimately couldn't challenge the Australian who led every lap.

Marquez Utterly Dominant, Lorenzo Jumps The Gun

Round 2 • Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, Austin, Texas

MotoGP

1. Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - 43m 33.430s
2. Dani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda - 4.124s
3. Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati Team - 20.976s

Pole Position

Marc Marquez - 2:02.773 = 161.6 km/h

Fastest lap (record)

Marc Marquez - 2:03.575 = 160.6 km/h

Championship top 3

Marc Marquez 50 points • Dani Pedrosa 36 • Valentino Rossi 28

Is Testing A Pain In The Neck?

If you asked Dani Pedrosa the answer would probably be a resounding ‘Si!’

Honda’s Spanish ace completed 178 laps of the 4.4km Phillip Island circuit during three days of intensive testing for Bridgestone to help the tyre supplier find solutions for the track that’s hardest on rear tyres in the whole MotoGP season.

Pedrosa called a halt earlier than scheduled on Wednesday but was still able to fire in 32 laps on the final day, ending up second-fastest overall and earning a welcome break after testing on six out of the last eight days.

Tyring Work At The Island

The 2014 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix is still several months away but the unmistakable music of MotoGP machinery was very much in evidence at the Bass Strait circuit on Monday.

Bridgestone and Dunlop have brought a bunch of riders to Australia, hard on the heels of recent testing in Malaysia and elsewhere, to evaluate a whole range of new compounds and constructions for the coming season.

In MotoGP terms it was the top riders who were at the top of the unofficial time-sheets – but that’s because only the top riders were there!

You Can Please Some Of The People Some Of The Time

Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa were locked together at the top of the overall time-sheets as the second three-day MotoGP test in Sepang concluded on Friday – but the news wasn’t quite so good for their respective teammates.

Repsol Honda confirmed that the injured Marc Marquez won’t test again before the opening round of the season in Qatar, while Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo spent most of his second Sepang sojourn grumbling about the new-for-2014 Bridgestone tyres.

When The Cat's Away…

We’re not suggesting that Alvaro Bautista and the Espargaro brothers are mice, but in the absence of Marc Marquez it was those other three Spaniards who caught the eye on the opening day of the second Sepang test ahead of the start of the MotoGP season in Qatar.

Actually, what really caught the eye of the riders was the state of the Sepang track. Recent weather plus four-wheeled track activity had left the surface dirty, slippery and gripless, so it was no surprise when the times from this test failed to match those set in better conditions earlier in the month.

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