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Moto GP: Marquez claims ninth straight win despite pit lane start

Jul 13, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

Germany Motorcycling MotoGP AP

Sickening, isn’t it? Last year, Marc Marquez won a Moto 2 race after starting from last place on the grid. Today at the Saschenring in Germany, he did a near repeat as he won his ninth – yes, ninth – straight Moto GP race from the pits.

The Spaniard was one of a number of riders to switch from a wet setup to a dry bike following the formation lap, forcing him to start from the pit lane.

However, he managed to fight his way up to tenth place by the end of the first lap before rising to the front of the field alongside Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa.

By lap six, Marquez was leading, but he came under pressure from Pedrosa for the remainder of the race. Ultimately though, the defending Moto GP world champion won out to claim his ninth straight win of the year.

This victory keeps Marquez’s hopes of a perfect season alive at the halfway point. The premier motorcycle series now embarks on its summer break, with the next round taking place on August 10 at Indianapolis for the second and final race to be held in the United States this season.

He’s halfway there, and at this rate, it’s difficult to see Marquez being beaten en route to a perfect season. If he does manage it, the feat would undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest in the history of motorsport.

  1. worknman24hours - Jul 13, 2014 at 12:30 PM

    Marc Marquez is amazing all I can say.

    Sometimes God taps a guy on the shoulder and says “Go get them and beat them.”

    His brilliance can only be appreciated in the slow speed videos of Marquez’s moves on his bike as he slows for corners and moves out of them.

    There is so much and many intricate adjustments he makes in these millisecond moments it’s unbelievable to watch.

    Marquez is actually driving the bike out of control and forcing it to do as he says.

    His faith in his skill to make this happen is why no one can stay with him.

    I hope he stays healthy and amazes us for many years to come.

    But it only takes one or two bad offs to change all that.

    That’s what happened to Valentino Rossi.

    I really do hope Marc has a great, healthy run for years to come.

    It’s been totally awesome so far.

    Congrats on your ninth straight win,Marc.

    FROM THE PITS! :)

  2. kitnamania13 - Jul 14, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Great season by a great rider. He may have to leave Honda, like Rossi did, just to give the other riders a chance!

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