Indianapolis Grand Prix: Double podium for Yamaha as Marquez wins his tenth race in a row
Snapshot: With this win, Marc Marquez has become the first rider since Mick Doohan in 1997 to win ten premier class races in succession
It was his eighth start from the pole this weekend and as always, he secured the first spot like he has been doing in every race from the beginning of this season. Before him, the legendary Mick Doohan won ten consecutive premier class races 17 years ago. This win also meant 100th win for Spain in the premier class and 500th win across all categories.
Rossi took an early lead over the fellow Italian rider Andrea Dovizioso who was succeeded by Marquez, but the Spaniard, with 21 laps to go, moved to the second spot when he was being trailed by Lorenzo. After next 5 laps, Marquez was back in the lead leaving Rossi and Lorenzo fight for the second spot. With 12 laps to go, Lorenzo went past Rossi and stayed there till the end of the race. Marc finished the race roughly 2 seconds ahead of Lorenzo
With the win at Indianapolis, Marquez has maintained a perfect score which is now 250 points from 10 races. His teammate Dani Pedrosa (who finished fourth at Indianapolis) is second with 161 points and Rossi is third with just 4 points behind him. Next weekend at Brno, things do not like to be much different from what has already been happening. The only thing we want to see is for how long the relentless Marc Marquez can keep his perfect score.
On his win, a joyous Marquez said, "The beginning was exciting, but the start was not so good for me. We had some moments, so I said, 'We will be quiet the first 10 laps behind Valentino.' Then when I saw Jorge also attacked and was trying to push to the front, I thought, 'Now is the time!' I overtook them and I started to push, and 10th by 10th [of a second], I opened out the gap, and that two seconds at the end of the race was enough."
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