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Motorcycling: Marquez wins Grand Prix of the Americas

World champion Marc Marquez won the Grand Prix of the Americas on Sunday to register his second victory in two races this season. The Spaniard repeated his Texas success from 2013 when he also won from pole position. Marquez, who won the season-opener in Qatar last month despite breaking his leg just four weeks earlier, finished ahead of Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa with Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso taking third place. dj/nr

Marquez wins in Texas to extend perfect start

(Reuters) - Polesitter Marc Marquez extended his perfect start to the MotoGP season by storming to victory at the Grand Prix of the Americas on Sunday to cap another dominating week in Texas. It was the second consecutive wire-to-wire win for the 21-year Spanish world champion, who also took the checkered flag at the season-opener in Qatar last month after starting from pole.

Motorcycling: Marquez cruises to 'boring' Texas triumph for second win

World champion Marc Marquez cruised to victory in the Grand Prix of the Americas on Sunday to register his second win in two races this season but he admitted it was a boring triumph. The Spaniard repeated his maiden Texas MotoGP success from 2013 when he also won from pole position. Marquez, who won the season-opener in Qatar last month despite breaking his leg four weeks earlier, finished 4.174sec ahead of Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa with Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso taking third place, a huge 20 seconds off the lead.

Motorcycling: Marquez takes pole in Texas

World champion Marc Marquez set a new lap record on his way to securing pole position for the second race in succession on Saturday at the Grand Prix of the Americas. The Spaniard, who took pole in the season-opener in Qatar and then went on to win the race under the desert floodlights, clocked a record 2min 02.886sec on the factory Honda at the circuit where he celebrated his maiden MotoGP win last season. Marquez's Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa was second-fastest while Stefan Bradl ensured a Honda lockout of the front row.

Motorcycling: World champ Marquez takes pole in Texas

World champion Marc Marquez set a new lap record on his way to securing pole position for the second race in succession on Saturday at the Grand Prix of the Americas. The Spaniard, who took pole in the season-opener in Qatar and then went on to win the race under the desert floodlights, clocked a record 2min 02.886sec on the factory Honda at the circuit where he celebrated his maiden MotoGP win last season. Marquez's Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa was second-fastest while Stefan Bradl ensured a Honda lockout of the front row.German rider Bradl was 0.423sec off the top.

Motorcycling: Marquez dominates MotoGP practice

World Champion Marc Marquez dominated practice on Friday for the Grand Prix of the Americas, signalling his intent for Sunday in his return to the site of his first MotoGP win. The 21-year-old Spaniard -- whose victory in Austin last year made him the youngest rider to win a MotoGP race and launched him on his precocious championship charge -- ended the second free practice of the day with a 1.005sec margin over Andrea Dovizioso, with Dani Pedrosa third-fastest.

Motorcycling: Marquez unstoppable at Sepang test

World champion Marc Marquez posted the fastest time and emerged as the first rider this week to break through the two-minute barrier on day two Wednesday of the test session in Malaysia. The Spanish Honda rider who was quickest on Tuesday, finished ahead of compatriot Dani Pedrosa, with Germany's Stefan Bradl third at the Sepang circuit. Marquez and his teammate Pedrosa, who is seeking to capture an elusive first MotoGP world title after eight years in the premier class, were ahead of rival Yamaha pair Jorge Lorenzo and nine-time Italian world champion Valentino Rossi.

Motorcycling: Marquez leads pack in Sepang test

Newly crowned MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez led the timesheets on Tuesday as riders kicked off three days of testing in sizzling temperatures at Malaysia's Sepang circuit. Honda's Marquez clocked 2 minutes 00.286 seconds for the day's top time, with Yamaha's nine-time Italian world champion Valentino Rossi just 0.518 seconds behind. Marquez's teammate and fellow Spaniard Dani Pedrosa was third-fastest, 0.620 seconds off the pace, with former world champ Jorge Lorenzo of Yamaha next.

Motorcycling: Homebird Marquez set to fly high for years

A vintage season that went down to the wire in Valencia climaxed with the crowning of Marc Marquez as the sport's youngest ever MotoGP champion. Jorge Lorenzo, who came off second best in the tightest title tussle in two decades, for one predicts the Honda starlet can dominate for years. "We have been watching one of the most incredible riders that has come into a new category in history," said the man Marquez dethroned. "He is talented, fast, ambitious and brave.....(and will be) world champion for many years."

Motorcycling: Marquez seals historic MotoGP world title

Spaniard Marc Marquez at 20 years of age became the youngest rider to ever win the MotoGP world championship as he finished third at the Valencia Grand Prix on Sunday. Two-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo claimed his eighth victory of the season, but it wasn't enough to overturn Marquez's 13-point lead which he held heading into the race as the Honda rider held on to take the title by just four points. Marquez's teammate Dani Pedrosa finished second to end the season third in the championship standings, a further 30 points behind Lorenzo.
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