Perfect 10 for Marc Marquez at Indianapolis

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Monday 11th August, 2014 - 5:33am

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Marc Marquez made it 10 out of 10 for season 2014

Marc Marquez made it 10 out of 10 for season 2014

Marc Marquez extended his MotoGP winning streak to 10 races after overcoming a spirited challenge from Yamaha at the US Grand Prix.

The 21-year-old dropped from pole back to a low of fifth in a hectic series of early laps, handing Andrea Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi the front-running.

Marquez returned to the lead by lap six, making the most of the battle between the Italians, who ran wide as Dovizioso lunged for the lead.

A small mistake from the world champion, however, immediately handed Rossi the lead back and, with Jorge Lorenzo then taking second from Marquez, a 10th win was far from assured.

By the halfway point it was all Marquez though as, once again, the Spaniard leapt from third to first when the leading duo carted each other wide.

Lorenzo got the better of team-mate Rossi and gave chase in the remaining laps, keeping Marquez’s eventual winning margin to 1.8s.

The result marks the first time a rider has won 10 consecutive premier class races since Mick Doohan’s streak in 1997.

Rossi completed the podium in a distant third, some 6.5s adrift of the winner.

Dani Pedrosa ended a quiet weekend on the second of the Repsol Hondas in fourth ahead of the Tech 3 Yamahas of Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith.

Andrea Dovizioso faded to seventh ahead of Ducati team-mate Cal Crutchlow.

Australian Broc Parkes completed the finishers in 15th after a race that included an opening lap incident between Yonny Hernandez and Alvaro Bautista, and later a big crash for Stefan Bradl.

The German walked away from his incident, which occurred after contact with Aleix Espargaro.

Andrea Iannone was also a retirement, running as high as third in the opening stages before suffering mechanical problems.

In Moto3, Australian Jack Miller cemented his position atop the championship standings with a third place finish behind Spaniard Efren Vazquez and Italian Romano Fenati.

Miller leads the title battle by 21 points over Vazquez with eight races remaining.

Result: MotoGP, Indianapolis

 1
Marc Marquez
Honda
42m07.041s
 2
Jorge Lorenzo
Yamaha
   +1.803s
 3
Valentino Rossi
Yamaha
   +6.558s
 4
Dani Pedrosa
Honda
  +10.016s
 5
Pol Espargaro
Tech 3 Yamaha
  +17.807s
 6
Bradley Smith
Tech 3 Yamaha
  +19.604s
 7
Andrea Dovizioso
Ducati
  +20.759s
 8
Cal Crutchlow
Ducati
  +39.796s
 9
Scott Redding
Gresini Honda
  +40.507s
10
Hiroshi Aoyama
Aspar Honda
  +55.760s
11
Karel Abraham
Cardion Honda
+1m05.130s
12
Mike di Meglio
Avintia FTR-Kawasaki
+1m05.346s
13
Colin Edwards
Forward Yamaha
+1m08.919s
14
Michael Laverty
PBM-Aprilia
+1m09.203s
15
Broc Parkes
PBM-Aprilia
+1m30.613s
DNF
Leon Camier
Aspar Honda
    19 laps
DNF
Andrea Iannone
Pramac Ducati
    14 laps
DNF
Aleix Espargaro
Forward Yamaha
    12 laps
DNF
Stefan Bradl
LCR Honda
    12 laps
DNF
Danilo Petrucci
Ioda Aprilia
     6 laps
DNF
Hector Barbera
Avintia FTR-Kawasaki
     5 laps
DNF
Alvaro Bautista
Gresini Honda
     0 laps
DNF
Yonny Hernandez
Pramac Ducati
     0 laps

Updated championship points after 10 of 18 races

1

Marc MARQUEZ

250

2

Dani PEDROSA

161

3

Valentino ROSSI

157

4

Jorge LORENZO

117

5

Andrea DOVIZIOSO

108

6

Pol ESPARGARO

78

7

Aleix ESPARGARO

77

8

Andrea IANNONE

62

9

Bradley SMITH

58

10

Stefan BRADL

56

11

Alvaro BAUTISTA

50

12

Scott REDDING

40

13

Cal CRUTCHLOW

36

14

Hiroshi AOYAMA

34

15

Nicky HAYDEN

29

16

Yonny HERNANDEZ

27

17

Karel ABRAHAM

23

18

Colin EDWARDS

11

19

Michele PIRRO

7

20

Broc PARKES

7

21

Mike DI MEGLIO

4

22

Danilo PETRUCCI

4

23

Michael LAVERTY

2

24

Hector BARBERA

2

 

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