Jerez MotoGP: Marquez continues 100% win record in 2014

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 04 May 2014 13:45

Marc Marquez claimed his first ever victory at the Jerez circuit to continue his amazing 100% record in 2014 after also claiming pole position.

Marquez was forced to battle with Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi in the early laps as the pair battled for the lead. But on lap three Marquez pulled the pin and eased away from Rossi, who was unable to respond.

Rossi held off a late charge from Dani Pedrosa to finish second, with Jorge Lorenzo a distant fourth.

Cal Crutchlow, riding with an injured hand after his crash in Texas was unable to finish the race - the Brit pulled into the pits with a front brake problem.

Crutchlow's team-mate Andrea Dovizioso had a strong race, crossing the line in fifth after leading in to the first corner.

Bradley Smith finished the race in eighth after battlign with the Honda's of Alvaro Bautista and Stefan Bradl, who finished sixth and tenth respectively.

1 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 157.8 45'24.134
2 20 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 157.7 +1.431
3 16 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 157.7 +1.529
4 13 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 157.3 +8.541
5 11 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 156.2 +27.494
6 10 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 156.2 +27.606
7 9 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 156.2 +27.917
8 8 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 156.2 +27.947
9 7 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 156.1 +29.419
10 6 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 155.9 +32.872
11 5 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Drive M7 Aspar Honda 155.7 +35.490
12 4 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Drive M7 Aspar Honda 155.5 +40.083
13 3 45 Scott REDDING GBR GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 155.3 +43.830
14 2 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 154.8 +52.295
15 1 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Racing Avintia 154.7 +54.873
16  70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 154.0 +1'06.182
17  23 Broc PARKES AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 153.1 +1'23.420

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  5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 154.5 1 Lap
  29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 153.7 5 Laps
  63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Avintia Racing Avintia 144.9 6 Laps
  17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Honda 149.2 17 Laps
  35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Ducati Team Ducati 153.8 23 Laps
  51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 151.1 25 Laps