Marquez Wins German MotoGP for Seventh Straight Year

Marc Marquez is once again the MotoGP meister

The 23-year-old Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle road racer opened up his lead at the top of the MotoGP standings with his fourth straight victory from the pole position at the German Grand Prix in Sachsenring.

Marc Marquez

With rain falling before the race, pole-sitter Marquez struggled from the start and dropped down to fifth – with his Honda unable to keep up with the Italian pair of Andrea Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi at the front of the field.

However, with the track drying out the Spaniard came into the pits for slick tires and it proved to be the catalyst for what, across all class of racing, was his seventh consecutive victory at the Sachsenring.

The afternoon proved to be a good one all round for Marquez, whose main title challenger Jorge Lorenzo took one point, with the reigning champion finishing down in 15th on his Yamaha.

It was better news for Britain’s Cal Crutchlow who, like Marquez, made plentiful progress in the wet conditions and collected his first podium of the season by guiding his Honda to second place. 

The third step on the podium went to Dovizioso but it was Marquez who was left celebrating yet again in Saxony as he stretched his lead in the championship to 48 points ahead of the next race at Austria’s Red Bull Ring next month.

The next race takes place on August 14 in Spielberg, Austria.

Márquez Makes History While Claiming His Ninth Consecutive MotoGP Title

Marc Márquez remains the man to beat in the MotoGP race…

The 21-year-old Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and current MotoGP world champion won the German Grand Prix on Sunday for the fifth time in as many visits to make it nine victories from as many races in his MotoGP title defense.

Marc Marquez

Márquez, at age 21, is the youngest rider ever to win nine consecutive races.

He finished comfortably ahead of compatriots Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo. Valentino Rossi was fourth.

The start of the race was disrupted by rain, and the podium finishers started from the pit lane after switching from a wet set-up to dry.

“I was worried about the back of the track initially and in the end my strategy was to copy Dani and Rossi, my main rivals for the championship. I followed them,” said Marquez.

Home favorite Stefan Bradl led the early laps but his bike was not set up for the drying conditions and the German rider finished a disappointing 16th.

Marquez, who had claimed pole position, cut through the pack before pulling clear with Repsol Honda teammate Pedrosa, who ultimately finished 1.466 seconds behind. Lorenzo was 10.317 seconds off the winning time.

“The race was nice in the beginning because I overtook several riders and then I had a good battle with Dani. I’m really happy for this victory. Now we can relax a bit,” said Marquez, referring to the summer break.

Marquez stretched his lead in the standings to 225 points, ahead of Pedrosa on 148 and Rossi on 141.

Márquez Rewrites History with U.S. Grand Prix Victory

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.

Marc Márquez

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.

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“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.