Mon, 22 Jul 2019

<p>Los Angeles - Spain&#39;s <strong>Alex Rins</strong> swept to victory in the <strong>Grand Prix of the Americas</strong> on Sunday, claiming his first career MotoGP win after compatriot <strong>Marc Marquez</strong> crashed out of contention.</p><p>Suzuki rider Rins held off a ferocious challenge from Italy&#39;s Valentino Rossi over the closing stages to take the chequered flag at Austin&#39;s Circuit of the Americas in Texas.</p><p>Australia&#39;s Jack Miller on a Ducati finished third.</p><p>Rins&#39; win brought Honda rider Marquez&#39;s long reign of dominance in Austin to an end.</p><p>Marquez, who started on pole, had scored six consecutive victories in the Texan city heading into this weekend&#39;s event, the third leg of the 2019 MotoGP World Championship.</p><p>But his challenge ended when he crashed on the 12th lap.</p>

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