Alex Rins beats Alex Marquez to win Moto3 race at Indianapolis
Last Updated: 18/08/13 6:47pm
Alex Rins and Alex Marquez before their Indianapolis showdown
Alex Rins got the better of fellow Spaniard Alex Marquez on the final lap to take the honours in the Moto3 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Rins, who started from pole, took the lead from Maverick Vinales on the 14th lap.
Marquez then pulled ahead with one lap remaining, but Rins surged back into the lead on turn one.
Rins finished in a time of 41 minutes, 37.200 seconds, just 0.177sec ahead of Marquez.
Vinales claimed third place to complete an all-Spanish podium.
Australian Jack Miller was involved in a high-side crash entering turn two on lap four and was carried away on a stretcher, with race officials later revealing he had suffered a fractured right collarbone.
Championship leader Luis Salom finished fifth and now heads Vinales by only nine points at the top of the standings - 183-174 - with Rins in third place on 167 points.
Britain's Scott Redding had to settle for third place in the Moto2 race despite starting from pole position.
Spaniard Esteve Rabat prevailed in a time of 43 minutes 47.342 seconds after taking the lead from Takaaki Nakagami with two laps remaining.
Nakagami, who finished 0.766 seconds down, had taken command of the race from the start and was involved in a battle for the lead with Redding and Spain's Pol Espargaro until Rabat made his move.
Redding remains at the top of the overall standings with 159 points, ahead of Espargaro on 133 with Rabat third on 113.