Marc Márquez is having a high-speed rookie season…
The 20-year-old Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle road racer registered a win for Honda in the U.S. Grand Prix at California’s Laguna Seca track, which helped him increase his lead in the MotoGP standings to 16 points.
The victory, following his win last weekend in the German Grand Prix, made Márquez, the youngest-ever rider to win back-to-back races in his first season.
U.S. racer “Fast” Freddie Spencer was 21 when he took the first two contests of the 1983 season.
Stefan Bradl, who began Sunday’s race in pole position, ended up in second place, followed by Italy’s Valentino Rossi, a seven-time world champion.
The defending MotoGP champ, Alvaro Bautista, had to settle for the fourth spot.
“At that circuit I expected to be struggling a little bit but in the end we take 25 points. I am so happy,” said Márquez after the race.
The outcome leaves him with 163 points in the battle for the MotoGP title, while countryman and Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa has 147 points.
Márquez is the 2010 125cc World Champion and the 2012 Moto2 World Champion. Márquez made history by being the youngest ever MotoGP pole sitter & winner in history at the 2013 Grand Prix of the Americas.