Photo Gallery: 2016 Grand Prix of the Americas

A look back at the Circuit of the Americas MotoGP event

It was a dramatic MotoGP race at the Circuit of the Americas, as three of the top riders crashed out. - luckily, none with serious injury. There was no shortage of great pictures from the event as well, here are our favorites images that captured all the action of the race.

2016 Grand Prix of the Americas - Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez's crew celebrates as the Repsol Honda rider crosses the finish line following a dominating victory. Marquez won the race with a six-second margin and has a healthy lead in the championship points after just three rounds.Courtesy of Repsol Honda
2016 Grand Prix of the Americas
While Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso and Movistar Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo both led very briefly in the opening laps, Marquez grabbed the holeshot from pole position and gradually stretched out his lead during the race.Courtesy of Michelin
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Aleix Espargaro (41) on the Ecstar Suzuki was in the thick of the battle for second in the early laps, dicing withJorge Lorenzo (99), Dani Pedrosa (26), and Valentino Rossi (hidden).Courtesy of Suzuki
2016 Grand Prix of the Americas - Valentino Rossi
Valentino Rossi fell on the third lap, losing the front end of his Movistar Yamaha in a fast downhill right-hand turn. The Italian was unhurt, but dropped from second to third in the points with the DNF.Courtesy of Movistar Yamaha
2016 Grand Prix of the Americas - Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa
Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa diced for third position in the early laps, with Pedrosa finding some speed from his practice and qualifying pace to run with the leaders.Courtesy of Ducati
2016 Grand Prix of the Americas - Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso
Unfortunately, Dani Pedrosa crashed on lap six, and his bike knocked Andrea Dovizioso off as well. Neither rider was hurt, but it was the second time in two races that Dovizioso had been taken out through no fault of his own.Courtesy of Repsol Honda
2016 Grand Prix of the Americas - Marc Marquez
Meanwhile, Marquez continued to stretch out his lead, leaving all the drama behind.Courtesy of Repsol Honda
2016 Grand Prix of the Americas - Jorge Lorenzo
Movistar Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo moved into second place in championship standings with his second-place finish in the race.Courtesy of Movistar Yamaha
2016 Grand Prix of the Americas - Andrea Iannone
Taking advantage of the attrition during the race, Ducati rider Andrea Iannone rounded out the podium for his first finish of the year.Courtesy of Ducati
2016 Grand Prix of the Americas - Maverick Vinales
While Aleix Espargaro faded from the front-running group, his Ecstar Suzuki teammate Maverick Vinales gained ground from a poor start, eventually passing Espargaro and pulling away to finish fourth, his best MotoGP finish yet. Espargaro finished the race in fifth position.Courtesy of Suzuki Ecstar
2016 Grand Prix of the Americas - Scott Redding
Scott Redding also had his best MotoGP finish to day, carding sixth place on the Pramac Ducati.Courtesy of Michelin