Marquez Untouchable at MotoGP Race

Opponents only saw this of Marc Marquez as he led the entire race at the 2014 Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas.   Photo by Darryl Briggs.
Opponents only saw this of Marc Marquez during the entire race. Photo by Darryl Briggs

Marc Marquez dominated the field this weekend at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas race. Not just the race, the entire weekend. Marc lead Sunday’s race the entire way, capturing the pole position during Saturday’s qualifying, and also ran the fastest lap ever at the Circuit of the Americas track. Marc finished four seconds ahead of teammate Dani Pedrosa’s second place finish. Pedrosa’s second place finish gave the Repsol Honda team their first one, two finish for the year. Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso finished in third place to capture his first podium finish.

Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo started in the fifth spot, but had a very bizarre jump start that cost him dearly as he was made to do a ride through penalty at the end of the first lap. He fought his way back through the riders to finish tenth overall.

Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi started in sixth and quickly dropped back to ninth. Then he started battling back and was racing for fourth. However, he started losing grip on the right side of his front tire and could not keep the pace. He eventually finished in eighth place.

But the weekend belonged to Marquez.  He has now won the first two MotoGP races of the season and is well on his way to defending his MotoGP championship title.