Marquez Winning Streak Ends At Brno MotoGP 2014

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The impressive streak set by MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez has finally ended at Brno. The youngest MotoGP Champion from Spain has won the first ten rounds of the season, a feat previously achieved by Italian motorcycle legend Giacomo Agostini.

Marc Marquez began the race with his Repsol Honda on pole position, however, he did not achieve a clean start and dropped back to seventh position. The Spaniard fought hard to claw his way back with the front runners and was involved with a position fight with rival Andrea Iannone on his satellite Ducati.

Compatriot and teammate Dani Pedrosa showed excellent race pace and led most of the race. He was followed by Movistar Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo, who had a different tyre strategy that worked in his favour.

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Multiple MotoGP Champion Valentino Rossi had hurt himself during Saturday's free practice. The Italian rider injured his little finger on the left side and could not set a decent qualifying lap. ‘The Doctor' began the race from third row, in seventh position.

During the middle stages of Brno Grand Prix Marc Marquez seemed to lose his edge and could maintain pace with the front runners. The Spaniard was fast, however, Rossi was pushing even harder and caught up with the Repsol Honda. ‘The Doctor' did not waste time and easily swapped places with the youngest champion.

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Post the race Valentino Rossi was asked what was his thoughts on defeating Marquez. The Italian replied that he was surprised that when he rode the Honda, everyone claimed the bike was the reason behind his wins. However, it is not the same with Marquez as people claim he is a rider who makes a difference. The Italian seemed perplexed with this reaction between him and the Spaniard.

The race ended surprisingly with Dani Pedrosa defeating Jorge Lorenzo, while Valentino Rossi secured third place from Marc Marquez. This was the first time since Marquez entered MotoGP that he was not on the podium. The youngest champion has a mammoth lead over his competitors, we will have to wait and see how the Spaniard fights back.


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Story first published: Monday, August 18, 2014, 11:18 [IST]
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