MotoGP: Marquez remains undefeated in America with thrilling Indy GP victory
Marc Marquez went five-for-five at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday when he made a pass for the top spot on Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo with three laps left to go for the win.
With his victory, Marquez moved up to third in the MotoGP World Championship standings and now sits 56 points back of point’s leader Valentino Rossi.
Marquez has won in all five of his MotoGP starts – across various divisions – at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and has won every MotoGP premiere class race he has competed in within the United States.
Marquez started on pole position with his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa lined up alongside him in second. However, it was Lorenzo who got the best start from third on the grid and he led for the majority of the race until Marquez made his race-winning move in the closing stages.
Lorenzo held on for a second-place finish and now sits just nine points back of his teammate and point’s leader Rossi, who finished the Indianapolis Grand Prix in third after starting from the third row.
Rossi held off a late challenge from Marquez’s Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa who placed fourth.