Third Time’s The Charm
Can you say hat-trick? Marc Marquez claimed his third win at the 2014 MotoGP™ World Championship at the Termas de Rio Honda Circuit in Argentina on Sunday.
For starters, the qualifying session in Argentina on Saturday was enough to talk about, let alone the actual race on Sunday. Qualifying gave a glimpse of what was to come on Sunday, and the riders didn’t disappoint on race day.
Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo achieved his first front-row start of the year while Marquez’s teammate, Dani Pedrosa, trailed Lorenzo by .226 of a second to end up third.
In the first few laps, Marquez set the fastest time, 1:39.103, but that was quickly a thing of the past as the top seven riders ended qualifying inside the 1:38s. But it was classic Marquez – anything you can do he can do better. So in the final remaining laps of the session, the defending World Champion threw down a 1:37.683 to take pole position.
The 21-year-old Spaniard maintained his unbeaten start to the season, becoming the first rider in 43 years to win the first three rounds from pole position.
Stefan Bradl was looking fast the entire weekend at the circuit. However, Saturday afternoon he suffered a crash, which left him ninth on the grid for Sunday’s race. SPOILER ALERT: Despite the crash, Bradl came home with another solid top-five result.
Race Day Recap
Emotions and adrenalin were running high after Saturday’s qualifying session, with all riders gunning for the Repsol Honda rider, yet again. Marquez beat his Honda teammate, Dani Pedrosa, who took second, with Yamaha duo Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi finishing in third and fourth place.
According to ESPN, Marquez said, "The beginning was difficult. My tyres were not good and I span as I was on the dirty side of the track, but it was fun. Jorge opened the gap and I just kept pushing to catch him at the end."
Currently, Marquez has a perfect 75 points in the championship standings ahead of Pedrosa with 56 and Rossi with 41.
Up Next, Destination Spain!
The million dollar question remains, can Marc Marquez win for a fourth consecutive time? Well, we are just going to have to wait until May 4, when MotoGP arrives in Spain! It’s not too late to book your tickets now; don’t you want to see this prodigy live to dominate again?
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