Valentino Rossi
Mar 24

Marquez victory encouraging for 2014 title chances

Marc Marquez leading Valentino Rossi, a battle that wouldn't be resolved until the final lap at Qatar. (Photo:  Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images)

leading ; a battle that wouldn’t be resolved until the final lap at . (Photo: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images)

Marc Marquez took his amazing career to a new level with a dazzling victory over Valentino Rossi in the Qatar Grand Prix to set a platform for his championship defense.

It was a win that may define his 2014 season, coming just six weeks after a broken leg with a performance that overshadowed Rossi’s stunning ride from tenth on the grid.

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Mar 23

MotoGP: Marquez Outduels Rossi To Win Season Opener In Qatar

Marc Marquez won Sunday's season opener at Losail International Circuit in Qatar. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

won Sunday’s season opener at Losail International Circuit in . (Photo: Dorna Communications)

World Champion Marc Marquez started his title defense with a victory in Qatar, beating in a close battle, with coming home third.

Repsol Honda’s 21-year-old rider produced a gritty performance to take maximum points despite breaking his leg in preseason and missing the last two MotoGP tests.

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Mar 23

F1: Briatore, Rossi Slam ‘New’ Formula 1 Era

MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi found the Australian Grand Prix to be "boring." (Photo: Getty Images)

superstar found the Australian Grand Prix to be “boring.” (Photo: Getty Images)

Former team boss has slammed the new face of .

The 63-year-old Italian, absent from F1 in the wake of the ‘crashgate’ scandal, said he watched the Melbourne race last weekend and thought it was “disrespectful” to the spectators and television audience.

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Mar 22

MotoGP: World Champion Marquez Captures Pole For Season Opener

Marc Marquez rides during qualifying for the Grand Prix of Qatar. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

rides during qualifying for the Grand Prix of . (Photo: Dorna Communications)

World Champion Marc Marquez will start from pole position as he begins the defense of his title at the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix.

Marquez and a squadron of factory bikes busted open the form guide in qualifying with hot favorite slumping to ninth on the third row for the 22-lap race.

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Mar 21

MotoGP: Rossi Believes Factory Teams Are Suffocated By New Rules

Valentino Rossi was 10th fastest in free practice at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

was 10th fastest in free practice at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

icon Valentino Rossi says that Yamaha and Honda have paid a heavy price for their search for excellence and dominance of .

And he is deeply worried for Sunday’s opening race of the 2014 season, claiming his Yamaha M1 is “at the limit” and beyond suffocated by new technical rules.

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