MARQUEZ CONTINUES FLAWLESS START TO 2014 LEADING HOME SECOND SUCCESSIVE
Marquez has become the first rider since Valentino Rossi in 2001 to win the opening three premier class races of the season, and all from pole – a feat not matched since Giacomo Agostini back in 1971.
It was a difficult start for Marc, who were 1st a on the grid, slipping to 5th by turn one. The early stages of the 25 lap race were filled with drama as riders passed and ran wide and Marc dropped back to 6th by lap three. As the race began to find its rhythm, so did Marc, and he started to move through the traffic. By lap five Marc was up to 2nd behind Lorenzo.
Marc was content to sit behind Lorenzo for thirteen laps but finally made a move on lap seventeen passing him comfortably and opening up a two second gap in just three laps.
Marc has extended his lead in the Rider Championship to 75 points. Honda lead the Constructors Championship by 28 points and also the Team Championship by 68. The team must now pack up and fly directly to Andalucia, Spain for the GP of Jerez next week.Back to news