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Moto GP: Marquez a winner again, beating Lorenzo at Silverstone

Aug 31, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

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After missing out on victory for the first time in 2014 at the Czech Republic Grand Prix, Spain’s Marc Marquez has responded in supreme fashion at Silverstone by taking his eleventh win of the year ahead of compatriot Jorge Lorenzo.

The Honda rider has broken almost every age-related record going in Moto GP since making his debut at the start of 2013. His rookie year yielded the world championship, making him the youngest ever winner of motorcycling’s premier class.

He was on course to enjoy a perfect season until the race at Brno, where he had to settle for fourth place, but he bounced back at Silverstone this weekend to win the British motorcycle Grand Prix from pole position.

Marquez dropped down to second place behind Lorenzo off the line, but kept the Yamaha rider within touching distance before passing with seven laps remaining. However, he made a mistake two laps later, handing the position back to Lorenzo.

Ultimately, Marquez did manage to find a way past once again, and at the flag, he enjoyed an advantage of just 0.7 seconds to claim win number 11 of the season, matching the record shared by Giacomo Agostini and Valentino Rossi.

Rossi broke the record for the most starts in motorcycling’s premier class today, lining up on the grid for the 246th time. He made it a day to remember by claiming his first podium finish at Silverstone.

Dani Pedrosa finished fourth for Honda, allowing Marquez to extend his lead at the top of the championship to 89 points; it’s just a matter of time before he clinches his second world title.

  1. worknman24hours - Sep 1, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Ha-ha-Ha,this guy,this guy,what can you say.

    Valentino Rossi should look closely because it was he who Marquez watched and learned from all those years.

    A young and brilliant racer with no fear,Marc Marquez is the kind of a racer that streaks across the sky only once every decade or so.

    Congrats to Marc for winning again and extending his legend.

  2. shotgunzoom - Sep 1, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    True that. I am a big Vale fan “forza 46” and this kid might be the second coming. Unfortunately, Valentino is still racing. In this case against a younger version of himself.

    I wonder whether or not Honda learned its lesson and keeps him happy?!

    • worknman24hours - Sep 1, 2014 at 10:37 PM

      What Marc is doing here is made even more amazing because he in racing against alot of the finest motorcycle racers who have ever lived right now.

      The top of the field is heavy with racing brilliance of the kind we have’nt seen in a long time.

      All of his competition is astoundingly talented.

      This makes his amazing dives for the corners something akin to a crash at every turn that does’nt happen ( and I hope never does).

      Just an amazing young man making the most of his racing days in the sun right now.

      Maybe in five or seven years we will be talking about the next Marc Marquez but right now,the Real Deal is damn impressive indeed.

  3. shotgunzoom - Sep 2, 2014 at 2:50 AM

    Absolutely mate, this era and the crop of riders in it have been growing steadily better and deeper.

    He attacks corners like Valentino in the late 90s and early 00s. I truly hope the young man continues on for many years. Fingers crossed.

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