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Record breaking Márquez reviews Catalunya win

Record breaking Márquez reviews Catalunya win

The 17 year-old Red Bull Ajo Motorsport rider became the youngest ever to win four successive Grands Prix on Sunday, breaking Valentino Rossi’s record.

The ability of Marc Márquez has never been in doubt but on Sunday the Red Bull Ajo Motorsport rider ensured that all were reminded once more his precocious talent, when he won the 125cc Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya.

Prior to round four at Mugello the 17 year-old had not won a World Championship GP with his best result having been third place, achieved twice this season and once in both 2008 and 2009. His debut victory in Italy however has set him off on a winning streak and the Spanish rider has now won the previous four races, including his home event on Sunday.

In securing pole position on Saturday at Montmeló Márquez became the youngest rider to have taken three consecutive poles in GP racing, taking the record from Valentino Rossi. His subsequent victory on Sunday then also made him the youngest ever to have won four back-to-back races, a record also previously held by the legendary Italian.

“We didn’t expect it because the circuit is difficult, but on the first lap I had a good level of confidence on the bike and then I tried to push,” said Márquez, who eventually won by a margin of 4.638s. “I saw from my pit box that the time gap was increasing to second position, so I knew we could expect the race a bit by then.”

He added: “This is a great moment – four wins is great but we will see in Germany if it continues, and I have to say thanks to the team, Red Bull and Repsol. They are working really hard.”

Victory also handed Márquez the lead at the top of the Championship standings by a single point ahead of Pol Espargaró, following an eventful race in which title rival Nico Terol crashed.

“This gives me great confidence. I’ve never been at the top of the World Championship before but this year is now a good opportunity I think,” he stated. “The most important thing is to stay there, in front. Now me and Espargaró are there but I am sure Nico will come again because he is very talented and he is fast.”

125cc, 2010, GRAN PREMI APEROL DE CATALUNYA, Marc Marquez, Red Bull Ajo Motorsport

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