Marc Marquez won the third round of the championship at Austin on the Circuit of the Americas. The battle for the podium positions was an entertaining affair as Pedrosa was hunted down by nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) equipped and sponsored by BMC. The Spaniard held off the charging Italian for as long as he could, but succumbed on lap-19 leaving Rossi to take second - a position which also gave him the lead in the World Championship Classification - with Pedrosa coming home third.
Next race: 7th May, GP Spain, Jerez.
MotoGP World Standing 2017
1 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha ITA 56
2 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha SPA 50
3 Marc MARQUEZ Honda SPA 38
4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati ITA 30
5 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda GBR 29
6 Dani PEDROSA Honda SPA 27
7 Johann ZARCO Yamaha FRA 22
8 Jonas FOLGER Yamaha GER 21
9 Scott REDDING Ducati GBR 21
10 Jack MILLER Honda AUS 21