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Aug 25

Marquez Not Slowing Down After Historic Win

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Photo Credit: Getty Images

Spanish rookie sensation Marc Marquez rode into the record books at the Czech Grand Prix today, the first rider to win five races in his rookie season.

No premier-class rookie has achieved this in the 65 year history of MotoGP.

And he had more bad news for his rivals after his superb win at the classic Brno Circuit, also his fourth straight victory this season.

Marquez has no intention of slowing down for a safe strategy in a bid to become the first rookie since American legend Kenny Roberts to win the title in his maiden season.

Marquez, 20, combines sublime skills with aggressive risk-taking and has the luxury of riding without the pressure of delivering the title this year.

Aug 25

Crashes Plague Brno Outing For Crutchlow, Smith

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Photo Credit: Getty Images

Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith’s Brno races both ended with frustration after crashes prevented them from getting the desired results.

Confident he could battle for a fifth podium of 2013 after securing pole position for the second time in his MotoGP career, Crutchlow was locked in an exciting battle with Valentino Rossi and Alvaro Bautista in the early laps.

However, the 27-year-old tumbled out of fourth position on lap eight. The Briton rejoined the 22-lap race fighting through from the back of the field to take 17th at the chequered flag.

Aug 25

Marquez Scores Fourth Straight MotoGP Victory

Rookie Marc Marquez edged his Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa to win the Czech MotoGP on Sunday for his fourth straight victory to stretch his lead in the overall standings.

The 20-year-old Spaniard covered 22 laps of the 3.358-mile Brno circuit in 42 minutes, 50.729 seconds to become the youngest rider to claim four consecutive races.

Aug 25

Alonso Pleased To Be Back On The Podium

Fernando Alonso celebrates finishing second. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso celebrates finishing second. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso may have finished a distant second to Sebastian Vettel at Spa, but the Spaniard was pleased to be back in the game after some frustrating races in July.

Alonso heads to Ferrari’s home race at Monza 46 points adrift of Vettel, but with 200 still available, he’s not out of the fight.

Aug 25

Vettel Wins Belgian GP To Extend Overall Lead

Podium celebration. (Photo: Getty Images)

Podium celebration. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel needed little time to remind everyone why he remains the overwhelming favorite for a fourth straight Formula One title, clinching a dominant win at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday to extend his considerable championship lead.

With eight races left, Vettel heads to the Italian GP in two weeks’ time with 197 points — 46 ahead of Fernando Alonso and 58 clear of Lewis Hamilton, who leapfrogged Kimi Raikkonen into third overall after the Finn retired from the race.