Márquez Earns Pole Position in Decisive Valencia Grand Prix Race

Marc Márquez is thisclose to making racing history… And, he’s in the prime position to approve it.

The 20-year-old Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle road racer, the current MotoGP points leaders, will start ahead of defending champion Jorge Lorenzo in the decisive Valencia Grand Prix after winning the pole position in the qualifying session on Saturday.

Marc Márquez

Márquez pushed his Honda through a lap in 1 minute, 30.237 seconds on the 2.48 mile Cheste Circuit.

Lorenzo will start Sunday’s season finale in second on the grid.

Márquez leads Lorenzo by 13 points entering the final race of the season. He needs a top-four finish to become the first rookie to win the championship since American Kenny Roberts in 1978.

Marquez Extends MotoGP Lead with Win at Aragon MotoGP

Marc Marquez is still the man to beat in the MotoGP race…

The 20-year-old Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racer extended his points lead on Sunday by winning the Aragon MotoGP, although his victory came only after he played a part in the crash of Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa.

Marc Marquez

Marquez grazed the back of Pedrosa’s bike when he was trying to pass him with 18 laps to go, causing Pedrosa to lose control and slide down the track with sparks flying.

“I touched him a little with the front of my bike, and they tell me I may have broken a cable and that’s why he fell,” said Marquez. “It was very unlucky. That doesn’t usually happen.”

Marquez went on to overtake defending champion Jorge Lorenzo, who had jumped ahead with a great start on his Yamaha.

Marquez finished the race at the 5-kilometer (3.15-miles) MotorLand Aragon circuit in 42 minutes, 3.4 seconds. Lorenzo ended up 1.3 seconds behind.

“We knew before the race that it was going to be tough,” said Lorenzo. “We had a lot of difficulties this weekend. The bike was unstable. But there are no excuses. Marc was faster and he deserved to win.”

Valentino Rossi finished third, more than 12 seconds back on his Yamaha, ending a run of four straight fourth-place finishes.

Marquez’s sixth win of the season gave him one more than Lorenzo and broke his closest challenger’s run of winning the previous two races.

Marquez is aiming to become the first rookie to win the championship since American Kenny Roberts in 1978.

Marquez leads Lorenzo by 39 points with four races left. Pedrosa came in level on points with Lorenzo in second place but now trails Marquez by 59.

Pedrosa, who won here last year, had to be carried off the track by the medical crew. He later said that he was fine except for some pain in his pelvis.

Lorenzo Edges Past Marc Marquez to Win the San Marino Grand Prix

Jorge Lorenzo apparently owns the track at the San Marino Grand Prix…

The 26-year-old Spanish professional motorcycle road racer, the race’s defending champion, claimed a second consecutive MotoGP victory after leading almost from start to finish at the San Marino Grand Prix on Sunday.

Jorge Lorenzo

Lorenzo, who has now won his last three races at Misano, finished 3.379 seconds ahead of championship leader Marc Marquez.

Dani Pedrosa finished in third place, completing an all-Spanish podium.

Lorenzo started behind Marquez but swiftly took the lead and built an advantage of two seconds over the opening two laps.

Lorenzo, who won the British GP at the beginning of the month, now moves joint second in the standings, level with Pedrosa and 34 points behind Marquez.

Marquez is aiming to become the first rookie to win the championship since American Kenny Roberts in 1978.

Márquez Wins Czech MotoGP, His Record Fourth Straight Win

There seems to be no stopping Marc Márquez

The 20-year-old Spanish rookie Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle rider edged out his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa to win the Czech MotoGP on Sunday for his fourth straight victory.

Marc Márquez

Márquez’s win stretches his lead in the overall MotoGP standings.

Márquez covered 22 laps of the 3.358-mile Brno circuit in 42 minutes, 50.729 seconds to become the youngest rider to claim four consecutive races.

In his maiden MotoGP season, Marquez leads the standings with 213 points, followed by Pedrosa with 187. Jorge Lorenzo is third with 169 with seven races to go.

Pedrosa, who won in Brno last year, was 0.313 seconds behind while Lorenzo finished third on a Yamaha, 2.277 behind Marquez.

Starting third on the grid, Marquez chased defending world champion Lorenzo until he made the decisive pass with seven laps to go and stayed ahead for his fifth victory of the season.

With the win in Brno, Marquez broke Kenny Roberts‘ single-season rookie record set in 1978.

Seven-time world champion Valentino Rossi finished in fourth place, 10.101 seconds off Marquez’s pace.

Márquez Makes History in Winning the Indianapolis Grand Prix

It’s the power of three for Marc Márquez

The 20-year-old rookie Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle rider, who’d already broken a record at Indianapolis Grand Prix a day earlier, took the lead on Sunday with a smart inside pass midway through the race, saved his wobbly bike two turns later and then pulled away from the pack for a 3.495-second victory over Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa.

Marc Márquez

In the process, Márquez became only the third rider in MotoGP history, and the first rookie, to win three races in one country in the same season. Marquez’s fourth win of the season also tied Kenny Roberts‘ single-season rookie record, set in 1978, and gave Marquez his fifth straight win on U.S. soil.

“It will be my second country,” he said after dousing himself with the traditional champagne. “We had the perfect weekend.”

For the Spanish star with the increasingly impressive resume, Sunday’s victory was another major milestone.

Marquez has now won three straight races, the longest overall streak by a rookie since Roberts. He joined two-time world champions Jorge Lorenzo, of Spain, and Casey Stoner, of Australia, as the only riders in series history to pull off a three-race season sweep in one nation.

Marquez extended his lead to 21 points over Pedrosa, who is still trying to recover from a broken collarbone he sustained earlier this season.

Marquez came into the race a heavy favorite after posting the fastest times in both practice rounds Friday and Saturday and becoming the first MotoGP rider to break the 1 minute, 38-second barrier with his record pole-winning run Saturday.

“I feel good in the USA, I won the three races here,” he said. “Now we go back to Europe and try to do the same thing.”