Maverick Vinales came back from 11th to win MotoGP race in Americas GP, with Pedro Acosta in second and Enea Bastianini third.

It was not a great start to the MotoGP race in Americas GP from pole-sitter Maverick Vinales on his Aprilia as he dropped to 11th after having to go a bit wide on the outside at Turn 1 with Ducati’s Francesco Baganaia and Gresini Ducati’s Marc Marquez at the side.

It was GASGAS Tech 3’s Pedro Acosta in the lead of Americas GP from Ducati’s Enea Bastianini, Pramac Ducati’s Jorge Martin, KTM’s Jack Miller, Marquez, Bagnaia, Yamaha’s Alex Rins, Gresini’s Alex Marquez and VR46 Ducati’s Fabio di Giannantonio in the Top 9.

Vinales dropped to 11th at Turn 1 but gained a place to be 10th at the end of it. While Acosta led the way, Martin was up to second from Miller, Marquez and Bagnaia, as Bastianini dropped to sixth as there were multiple exchange of places.

Martin tried a move on Acosta but it didn’t stick for multiple laps until he finally got through. There was slight contact which allowed Marquez to be second from Bagnaia, as Acosta dropped to fourth from Miller and Bastianini.

As Marquez tried an unconventional move in the final corner on Martin, the two made contact which allowed Bagnaia through to second from Acosta, with Marquez falling to fourth. In all of this, Vinales was up to sixth to slot behind Bastianini.

There was a hiccup from Bagnaia which allowed Acosta to be second from Marquez, as Vinales passed Bastianini to catch Bagnaia. LCR Honda had a disaster lap when Johann Zarco retired due to mechanical issue and Takaaki Nakagami crashed out.

There was a crash for Pramac’s Franco Morbidelli and Honda’s Joan Mir, as Acosta came back on Marquez and Martin to retake the Americas GP lead. Martin lost to Marquez as well, with the Gresini rider pressing hard to clear Acosta for the race lead.

But it didn’t last long as Marquez crashed out moments after his teammate and brother Alex crashed at Turn 1. Acosta was back in lead with Martin in second from Vinales, who cleared Bagnaia and hurried both the Top 2 riders to get by.

He passed Martin for second and caught the back of Acosta soon. It took him a couple of attempts to clear the Tech 3 rider, but he finally made it stick to lead the Americas GP after dropping to 11th at Turn 1 at the start of the grand prix.

Acosta stayed with Vinales, as Martin had Bastianini on his tail after the Italian passed his teammate Bagnaia. The dramas saw di Giannantonio in sixth from Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro, with VR46’s Marco Bezzecchi eighth, KTM’s Brad Binder ninth and Trackhouse Aprilia’s Raul Fernandez 10th.

There was also a crash for Rins in the middle of the grand prix, as A Marquez was able to rejoin the race to run outside the points. At the front, meanwhile, Vinales had it under control to win the Americas GP and become the first rider to win with three MotoGP manufacturers – Suzuki, Yamaha and Aprilia.

Acosta made it back-to-back podium in second, as did Bastianini who passed Martin late in the race. Bagnaia was a long fifth from di Giannantonio, as Espargaro was seventh, Bezzecchi eighth, Binder ninth and Fernandez in the Top 10.

Teammate Miguel Oliveira was 11th to make double points for home team Trackhouse, as Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo was 12th, Miller 13th, Tech 3’s Agusto Fernandez 14th and A Marquez recovering to 15th and in points, ahead of Honda’s Luca Marini.