Consecutive wins for Marquez after Indy victory

marquez indyMarc Marquez backed up his win in Germany with another at Indianapolis. The Spaniard has now won all seven races at American circuits since his ascention to the premier class. Yamaha pair Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi rounded of the podium .

Jorge Lorenzo led for the majority of the race, but it seemed that Marquez was choosing not to pass him. With three laps to go Marquez dived up the inside on turn one, taking the lead which he would hold to the flag. Championship leader Rossi managed to overcome Dani Pedrosa in the second Yamaha-Honda duel. The Spaniard led the way for the majority of the race, but Rossi moved to third with ten laps to go. Pedrosa fought back and the two continued to switch position for the remainder of the race, with Rossi making the final pass at turn two on the last lap.

Andrea Iannone held off a late charge from Bradley Smith for fifth, who in turn finished a place above his team mate Pol Espargaro. Cal Crutchlow came eighth whilst Andrea Dovizioso recovered from running off on the opening corner to finish ninth. Danilo Petrucci rounded off the top ten. Britain’s Scott Redding finished thirteenth and Ireland’s Eugene Laverty came nineteenth. Jack Miller was the only non-finisher.

Rossi’s lead has now been cut to 9 points from Jorge Lorenzo, whilst Marquez has risen to third, 56 points behind Rossi. Alex Rins won the Moto2 race, with Sam Lowes crashing out, and Livio Loi won a rain affected Moto3 race, with John McPhee second and championship leader Danny Kent slumping to 21st.


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