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2014-07-14 07:55

MARQUEZ THE GREAT? Honda rider Marc Marquez celebrates his win on the podium at the 2014 German MotoGp on Sunday, July 13. Image: AFP/Robert Michael.

SACHSENRING, Germany - Spaniard Marc Marquez won his ninth consecutive MotoGP of the 2014 season on Sunday after dominating the German MotoGP to finish ahead of Honda team mate and compatriot Dani Pedrosa.

Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) was third.

The win gave Marquez a perfect total of 225 points with Pedrosa taking sole possession of second but 77 points back and Italian Valentino Rossi, who finished fourth was third in the rankings and 84 behind.


Marquez is also the youngest rider to win nine races in a row, breaking the 1984 record held by the late Mike Hailwood.

The race, which was threatened by rain, caused a farcical start to the proceedings as a group of 14 riders was caught trying to change tyres at the last minute and had to wait in the pits lane until the bikes already on the grid in dry tyres had gone past.

Defending champion Marquez said later: "It was tough and when I saw (Stefan) Bradl changing tyres at the beginning I thought that was the right choice because there was only one corner that was completely wet so I went in.

"It is marvellous this run I am on, scarcely believable. Everybody went in (to change tyres). My main rivals Dani (Pedrosa) and Valentino (Rossi) went in so I followed but it worked out OK."

The race began with only nine riders in their allocated qualifying positions as the guessing game to judge the right tyres caused chaos and a mad dash to change to the drying conditions.

Bradl, 2011 Moto2 champion, took advantage to lead for the opening stages before Marquez glided past with 24 of the 30 laps to go. It then came down to a straight battle between Marquez and Pedrosa with Lorenzo well back in third and Italy's Valentino Rossi further back in fourth.


Pedrosa applied what pressure he could on his team mate but Marquez rode with supreme confidence and continued to set the fastest laps of the race as he accelerated further and further into the distance.

"We were comfortable in front, myself and Marc, and we held them off easily," Pedrosa said. "He had about a half-second on me and I couldn't catch him but I had a good race.

"I'm happy and my team did a really good job."

There are nine races to go in the 2014 season. The next will be in Indianapolis on August 10.

2014 German MotoGP result
1 MARQUEZ M (Honda) Lap 30
2 PEDROSA D (Honda) +1.466
3 LORENZO J (Yamaha) +10.317
4 ROSSI V (Yamaha) +19.194
5 IANNONE A (Ducati) +23.509
6 ESPARGARO A (Forward Yamaha) +27.809
7 ESPARGARO P (Yamaha) +33.253
8 DOVIZIOSO A (Ducati) +33.868
9 BAUTISTA A (Honda) +34.231
10 CRUTCHLOW C (Ducati) +34.676
11 REDDING S (Honda) +37.744
12 AOYAMA H (Honda) +45.018
13 ABRAHAM K (Honda) +45.177
14 HAYDEN N (Honda) +46.676
15 PETRUCCI (DART) +52.769
16 BRADL S (Honda) +53.889
17 HERNANDEZ Y (Ducati) +54.476
18 BARBERA H (Avintia) +56.215
19 SMITH B (Yamaha) +56.293
20 EDWARDS C (Forward Yamaha) +1min04.083
21 PARKES B (PBM) +1min10.928
22 DI MEGLIO M (Avintia) +1min19.975

MotoGP points after 2014 German MotoGP
1 Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda - 225
2 Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda - 148
3 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha - 141
4 Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati - 99
5 Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha - 97
6 Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Yamaha - 77
7 Pol Espargaro (Spain) Yamaha - 67
8 Andrea Iannone (Italy) Ducati - 62
9 Stefan Bradl (Germany) Honda - 56
10 Alvaro Bautista (Spain) Honda - 50
11 Bradley Smith (Britain) Yamaha - 48
12 Scott Redding (Britain) Honda - 33
13 Nicky Hayden (U.S.) Honda - 29
14 Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Ducati 28
15 Hiroshi Aoyama (Japan) Honda - 28


Swiss rider Dominique Aegerter rode his Suter to victory in the Moto2 category with Finland's Mika Kallio a close second on a Kalex. Team mate Simone Corsi of Italy was third.

Championship leader Esteve Rabat (Kalex) was fourth as Kallio, who came into the weekend only 26 points behind the Spaniard, made up ground in the overall standings.

It was the first career win for the 23-year-old Aegerter. He was second earlier in the campaign in Spain and third in the US.

Moto2 result
1 Dominique Aegerter (Switzerland) Suter 41min12.461
2 Mika Kallio (Finland) Kalex 41min12.552
3 Simone Corsi (Italy) Forward KLX 41min22.975
4 Esteve Rabat (Spain) Kalex 41min23.127
5 Maverick Vinales (Spain) Kalex 41min23.879
6 Franco Morbidelli (Italy) Kalex 41min26.561
7 Randy Krummenacher (Switzerland) Suter 41min34.344
8 Mattia Pasini (Italy) Forward KLX 41min34.437
9 Thomas Luethi (Switzerland) Suter 41min34.510
10 Xavier Simeon (Belgium) Suter 41min38.971
11 Ricard Cardus (Spain) Tech 3 41min39.127
12 Marcel Schroetter (Germany) Tech 3 41min45.505
13 Louis Rossi (France) Kalex 41min45.881
14 Luis Salom (Spain) Kalex 41min49.654
15 Axel Pons (Spain) Kalex 41min50.288

Moto2 standings
1 Esteve Rabat (Spain) Kalex - 170
2 Mika Kallio (Finland) Kalex - 151
3 Maverick Vinales (Spain) Kalex - 120
4 Dominique Aegerter (Switzerland) Suter - 96
5 Simone Corsi (Italy) Kalex - 85
6 Thomas Luethi (Switzerland) Suter - 68
7 Luis Salom (Spain) Kalex - 62
8 Anthony West (Australia) Speed up - 58
9 Jonas Folger (Germany) Kalex - 47
10 Johann Zarco (France) Caterham Suter - 46
11 Xavier Simeon (Belgium) Suter - 37
12 Marcel Schroetter (Germany) Tech 3 - 36
13 Sam Lowes (Britain) Speed up - 33
14 Sandro Cortese (Germany) Kalex - 32
15 Alex de Angelis (San Marino) Suter - 29


Jack Miller of Australia on a KTM won the Moto3 race. He started from pole and took the chequered flag ahead of South African Brad Binder (Mahindra) and Frenchman Alexis Masbou (Honda).

It was the Australian's fourth win of the year and he moved further clear of Italian team mate Romano Fenati in the Moto3 points after nine races.

Moto3 results
1 Jack Miller (Australia) KTM 39min26.927
2 Brad Binder (South Africa) Mahindra 39min27.107
3 Alexis Masbou (France) Honda 39min28.046
4 Alex Marquez (Spain) Honda 39min28.107
5 Danny Kent (Britain) Husqvarna 39min28.217
6 Efren Vazquez (Spain) Honda 39min53.158
7 John McPhee (Britain) Honda 39min53.263
8 Isaac Vinales (Spain) KTM 39min53.401
9 Matteo Ferrari (Italy) Mahindra 39min53.510
10 Juanfran Guevara (Spain) Kalex 39min53.662
11 Jakub Kornfeil (Czech Republic) KTM 39min53.800
12 Philipp OEttl (Germany) Kalex 39min53.936
13 Arthur Sissis (Australia) Mahindra 39min54.232
14 Eric Granado (Brazil) KTM 39min57.011
15 Enea Bastianini (Italy) KTM 40min12.052

Moto3 standings
1 Jack Miller (Australia) KTM - 142
2 Alex Marquez (Spain) Honda - 123
3 Efren Vazquez (Spain) Honda - 112
4 Romano Fenati (Italy) KTM - 110
5 Alex Rins (Spain) Honda - 107
6 Isaac Vinales (Spain) KTM - 90
7 Alexis Masbou (France) Honda - 79
8 Miguel Oliveira (Portugal) Mahindra - 53
9 Brad Binder (South Africa) Mahindra - 49
10 Jakub Kornfeil (Czech Republic) KTM - 48
11 Enea Bastianini (Italy) KTM - 46
12 Danny Kent (Britain) Husqvarna - 46
13 John McPhee (Britain) Honda - 45
14 Francesco Bagnaia (Italy) KTM - 42
15 Niklas Ajo (Finland) Husqvarna - 35

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