By Euro Weekly News Media • 11 August 2014 • 8:55
Many great riders have been in MotoGP and we are witnessing another; Marc Marquez won his tenth consecutive race this weekend to extend his lead at the top of the rankings.
The win at Indianapolis equalled a 17-year-old record for wins in a row and was another sign that Marquez is a superstar. It was far from easy though as he battled for the majority of the race with the two Yamaha bikes of Lorenzo and Rossi.
Valentino Rossi is enjoying good form this year after a couple of disappointing seasons following his era of domination. But he is now aging and the young upstart Marquez is remarkably taking all opportunities and filling Rossi’s shoes.
Starting on pole Marquez fell to fifth after a poor start, but by the end of the second lap had recovered to third place. Rossi and Dovizioso, one and two respectively, were battling it out for the lead but touched allowing Marquez to pass them both. Rossi fought hard to retake the lead and for several laps Jorge Lorenzo and Rossi competed with Marquez, but Marquez eventually ran out the winner ahead of Lorenzo.
The feat is very impressive and has not been done since Mick Doohan in 1997 and the win still leaves open the possibility of winning all races in a season which would truly cement his position in the Hall of MotoGP fame.
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