Indianapolis MotoGP: Marquez makes it ten in a row

Published: 10 August 2014

Marc Marquez has become the first rider to win 10 races in a row since Mick Doohan in 1997 after taking victory at Indianapolis today.

Marquez didn't have it all his own way, the pole sitter was beaten to the first corner by Andrea Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi among others and had to wait for his chance to take the lead.

An impatient move from Rossi past Dovizioso saw the two collide, allowing Marquez through, although Rossi was able to retake the lead.

Marquez eventually took the lead braking in to the fast turn one, out-braking both Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo in one move. From there the Spaniard was able to gap the Yamaha team-mates to take victory by almost two seconds from Lorenzo.

Dani Pedrosa was unable to replicate the speed of his Honda team-mate and was never in the hunt for a podium, languishing off the back of the leading group and eventually finishing in fourth place ahead of Pol Espargaro.

Bradley Smith's form took a turn for the better, as the Tech 3 rider finished sixth ahead of early contender Dovizioso.

Cal Crutchlow finished eighth, 19 seconds behind his team-mate after a race long battle with Scott Redding who finished in an impressive ninth place.

Leon Camier, replacing Nicky Hayden on the Drive M7 Aspar Honda continued his impressive debut, running as high as 15th before entering the pits. The Brit rejoined the race only to retire with an electrical issue.

1 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 160.3 42'07.041
2 20 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 160.2 +1.803
3 16 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 159.9 +6.558
4 13 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 159.7 +10.016
5 11 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 159.2 +17.807
6 10 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 159.1 +19.604
7 9 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 159.0 +20.759
8 8 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Ducati Team Ducati 157.9 +39.796
9 7 45 Scott REDDING GBR GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 157.8 +40.507
10 6 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Drive M7 Aspar Honda 156.9 +55.760
11 5 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Honda 156.3 +1'05.130
12 4 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Avintia Racing Avintia 156.3 +1'05.346
13 3 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 156.1 +1'08.919
14 2 70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 156.1 +1'09.203
15 1 23 Broc PARKES AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 154.8 +1'30.613