World Champion Marc Marquez of Spain won the Grand Prix of the Americas for the third straight year on Sunday to get his 2015 MotoGP campaign on track.
After a disappointing fifth-place finish in the season-opening race in Qatar, Marquez rebounded at the Texas track where he won for the first time in the elite MotoGP class.
A day after capturing pole position with dramatic late-session heroics, the 22-year-old Honda rider was in dominant form.
He finished more than 2.3 seconds ahead of Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso, with nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi third on a Yamaha.
Rossi is one point clear of Dovizioso at the top of the points table with Marquez another four points back in third place.