Maverick Vinales was dominant in MotoGP sprint in Americas GP, as Marc Marquez was second from Jorge Martin.

It was a clean start to MotoGP sprint in Americas GP for pole-sitter Aprilia’s Maverick Vinales, as Gresini Ducati’s Marc Marquez moved up to second from Ducati’s Enea Bastianini. But not for long as GASGAS Tech 3’s Pedro Acosta cleared him for third.

Bastianini dropped to fourth from Pramac Ducati’s Jorge Martin, with Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro in sixth, KTM’s Jack Miller seventh, Pramac’s Franco Morbidelli eighth and Trackhouse Aprilia’s Raul Fernandez in the Top 9 points places.

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia did not have a great start to drop to 10th, fending off KTM’s Brad Binder, as LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami and Tech 3’s Augusto Fernandez crashed out on Lap 1, while VR46 Ducati’s Fabio di Giannantonio retired due to problem.

At the front, Vinales checked himself out but Marquez was under pressure from Acosta and Martin in the fight for second. Bastianini was fifth but Espargaro got to him and cleared him, with Miller, Morbidelli and Fernandez not far behind in the fight for fifth.

Bastianini lost seventh to Miller with Fernandez behind him after clearing Morbidelli. The Italian came under pressure from Bagnaia, who showed good pace late on. There were crashes for Honda’s Joan Mir and LCR’s Johann Zarco, to leave only one Honda in the race.

It was dominant in the front from Vinales to win the MotoGP sprint in Americas GP, as Marquez defended second from Martin who cleared Acosta for third. The latter settled for fourth from Espargaro, as Bastianini came back at Miller to finish sixth.

Bagnaia not only cleared Morbidelli but also Fernandez to be eighth, as Fernandez scored a point for home team Trackhouse in their home race. Morbidelli was 10th from Trackhouse’s Miguel Oliveira who cleared the fighting duo of Binder and VR46’s Marco Bezzecchi.