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2014-05-02 08:42

DOMINATING IN 2014: Marc Marquez could grab his fourth consecutive MotoGP victory in as many races at Jerez on Sunday (May 4). Image: AFP/Jorge Guerrero

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, Spain - Marc Marquez is aiming for his fourth consecutive MotoGP win in 2014 on Sunday (May 4) but faces challenge from Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo who have eight elite class MotoGP wins between them at Jerez.

Marquez, the 2013 MotoGP champion and lining up for his 100th race in all categories, has taken all three MotoGPs to date in 2014 (Qatar, USA  and Argentina).

In Argentina, he finished ahead of Honda team mate Dani Pedrosa with Lorenzo, who led for most of the race, almost four seconds behind in third. Rossi was close to five seconds behind Marquez in fifth.


Marquez is not getting carried away by his chances of a fourth win. Nine-times MotoGP champion Rossi has six wins in the MotoGP class at Jerez and Yamaha team mate Lorenzo two. Pedrosa won in 2008 and 2013.

Rossi was fourth in the 2013 Jerez race but stands third in the 2014 title race, 34 points behind Marquez.

He said: "Jerez is one of the most special and important GP weekends. The track is fantastic and there will be a lot of fans so the target is to make the podium."

Lorenzo, who will be racing in his 200th GP on May 4, is seventh in the championship on 22 points, 53 off the lead.


Lorenzo, the 2010 and 2012 World Champion, admitted in Argentina  that Honda is the early-season powerhouses with Yamaha struggling to match the pace and performance of their fellow Japanese factory team.

Lorenzo said: "We come back to Europe and I'm so excited to race at home. The track is always amazing not only because of the layout but also the atmosphere; that is magical."

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