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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.

Marquez grabs pole for Grand Prix of the Americas

(Reuters) - Honda's MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez stormed to pole position for the second straight year at the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas on Saturday, as the Spaniard continued his early season domination of the series. Marquez, who also started from pole for the season opener in Qatar last month, put down a sizzling lap of two minutes, 2.773 second on his final lap around the twisting Circuit of the Americas, shattering his own track record.

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: World champion Marquez edges Rossi in Qatar thriller

World champion Marc Marquez won the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix on Sunday just a month after breaking his leg. The Honda rider fought off a thrilling, wheel-to-wheel challenge from nine-time champion Valentino Rossi on a Yamaha to win by just 0.259sec. Dani Pedrosa, on the second factory Honda, took third. Marquez, who broke his right leg in a dirt-bike accident in his native Spain at the end of February, came into the new season having become the youngest ever world champion in 2013.

Marquez wins Qatar opener after duel with Rossi

(Reuters) - MotoGP's youngest world champion Marc Marquez won the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix on Sunday after a thrilling duel in Doha with the old master of motorcycling, Italian Valentino Rossi. Starting from pole position at the Losail circuit only six weeks after he broke his leg in a training accident, the 21-year-old Spaniard crossed the finish line a mere 0.259 of a second ahead of the 35-year-old great. Dani Pedrosa, Marquez's team mate and compatriot, was a distant third.

Motorcycling: World champion Marquez edges Rossi in Qatar thriller

World champion Marc Marquez won the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix on Sunday just a month after breaking his leg. The Honda rider fought off a thrilling, wheel-to-wheel challenge from nine-time champion Valentino Rossi on a Yamaha to win by just 0.259sec. Dani Pedrosa, on the second factory Honda, took third. Marquez, who broke his right leg in a dirt-bike accident in his native Spain at the end of February, came into the new season having become the youngest ever world champion in 2013.

Motorcycling: World champion Marquez on Qatar pole

World champion Marc Marquez stormed to pole position for the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix on Saturday, just a month after breaking his leg. The 21-year-old Spaniard, riding a factory Honda, claimed his 10th pole in the MotoGP class and 38th overall. Marquez, who became the sport's youngest world champion when he triumphed in his rookie years in 2013, finished ahead of compatriot Alvaro Bautista on a Honda and Britian's Bradley Smith on a Yamaha Tech3.

Motorcycling: Marquez out 3-4 weeks - fractured fibula

MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez fractured his right leg during dirt track practice in Spain, his team announced Thursday, but he hopes to be fit in time for the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix. The 21-year-old Spaniard, who last year became the youngest rider ever to win the world title, and the first rookie to win in 35 years, was injured on Wednesday and could be out for three to four weeks, Repsol Honda said. Marquez's injury comes just a month before the MotoGP championship resumes in Qatar on March 23.

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.
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