MOTOGP: Marquez Impresses with Victory in Argentina

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April 27, 2014 — official release — MotoGP photo — TERMAS DE RIO HONDO, Argentina — An enthralling MotoGP™ race at the Gran Premio Red Bull de la Republica Argentina saw Marc Marquez claim his third win of the year over teammate Dani Pedrosa.

As the race at Termas de Rio Hondo got underway Marquez got caught up in the crowd on lap one but played it patiently, picking off his opponents to get into second – eventually hunting down early leader Jorge Lorenzo and then making the winning pass with eight laps to go.

It was a good day for the Repsol Honda team as Pedrosa stayed in the chase throughout the race, eventually overtaking Lorenzo on the penultimate lap for second.

Lorenzo’s Movistar Yamaha MotoGP teammate Valentino Rossi was briefly into second early on, but ran wide twice and dropped to seventh before fighting his way back up to fourth.

Solid runs from Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda MotoGP) and Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing) saw them finish fifth and sixth – and they were 15s and 19s respectively back on Marquez.

Monster Yamaha Tech3 teammates Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro were safely inside the top ten, which was completed by Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and top ‘Open’ rider Hiroshi Aoyama (Drive M7 Aspar) – the Japanese competitor crossing the line 0.073s in front of colleague Nicky Hayden.

Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing) finished 15th after an early crash, while Alvaro Baustista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini) had another DNF after crashing on the first lap.

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