Marquez continues winning ways

Marquez continues winning ways
Sunday, 15 June 2014

Marc Marquez bounced back from his Q2 crash to achieve victory at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya.

 

The Repsol Honda rider was engaged in a race long battle with Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) that went down to the final corners. The trio were joined by Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) at the start of the race and briefly towards the end.

It was a drama packed race as Marquez ran into Turn 1 too quickly and was forced to run wide, allowing Rossi to create a gap. With seven laps to go there was some confusion as a result of a yellow flag at Turn 3 which saw the leading group close together.

A seventh consecutive win was secured for the reigning MotoGP™ World Champion when Pedrosa ran wide on the final lap. This victory also marks Honda’s 100th victory in the modern MotoGP era. Marquez now has a 58-point lead in the championship.

Marquez reflected, "Of course today was more difficult than Mugello, as the Yamaha riders were very strong early in the race. I was struggling a little bit but then I caught Valentino. I made a mistake in turn one and after that I lost maybe a second and I was catching Vale again. The last laps were so nice, the fans helped a lot. It was really special to fight the last laps with Dani and Valentino."

"It was also special to win on the same day as my brother, he did an incredible race. Also in Moto2 Tito Rabat won, I felt more pressure because if I didn’t win they would tease me a lot!" he added.

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