MotoGP, BREAKING - Marquez penalised: will start 4th

MotoGP news: Marc Marquez swerves Valentino Rossi probe after feud

Starting from fourth following a three-place grid drop for blocking Vinales in qualifying, Marquez eased ahead of Suzuki's Andrea Iannone at Turn 12 on the opening lap.

"I didn't have confidence to battle, so I pushed from the beginning and tried to open a gap". However, he blocked Maverick Vinales while he was out on his flying lap and the Honda rider was a given a three place grid penalty that pushed him to fourth place, despite setting the fastest lap.

Poleman Vinales reeled in Iannone by lap six, and scythed through to take second away from him at the start of the seventh tour.

"I'm scared on the track when I'm with Marquez", Rossi had said.

It took 12 curves for the Spaniard to take the lead, followed by Iannone, Viales and Britain's Cal Crutchlow (Honda RC 213V), with Italy's Valentino Rossi (Yamaha YZR M1) in fifth place. The Englishman would rejoin, but in a distant last place.

After an exciting race in Argentina, the Americas GP was turning out to be a boring race before Zarco and Dovizioso started fighting for fifth place in the closing stages of the race.

Not wanting to be left behind, Miller struck at Turn 1 on the following lap with a cheeky move, forcing Lorenzo to sit up and allowing Espargaro to cut past the factory Ducati rider as well.

The penalty was announced by MotoGP officials more than an hour after Marquez appeared to win his sixth straight pole position at the Texas race.

Marquez continued untroubled up front to clinch victory easily and make it six wins out of six at the Grand Prix of Americas. The Italian finishes the weekend as the championship leader but is only a point ahead of Marquez now. He also grabbed an American flag for a victory lap to honor Nicky Hayden, the American 2006 MotoGP champion who died in 2017 when he was hit by a auto while training on his bicycle in Italy. Danilo Petrucci, Pol Espargaro, Taka Nakagami and Alvaro Bautista compled the top 15.

Reigning MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez returns in spectacular fashion, wining his first race of the season to take out Round 3 - The Americas of the 2018 MotoGP Championship.

The world championship heads to Europe now for the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez on May 6.

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