Marc Marquez stamped his authority on the MotoGP World Championship by winning in Austin by more than 2.3 seconds.
The reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez sent a message out to the rest of the paddock that he was back after his mishap in Qatar, as he dominated the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, at one point leading by over 5 seconds.
Marquez took the lead on lap 5, and didn’t look back as he went on to leave the rest of the field behind to maintain his 100% record at CoTA, before relaxing towards the end of the race.
Andrea Dovizioso made it another podium for the resurgent Ducati Team, as he won the fight for 2nd ahead of the Movistar Yamaha of Valentino Rossi, who leads the Championship standings.
Rossi’s teammate Jorge Lorenzo left it late, overtaking the Ducati GP15 of Andrea Iannone with only 3 laps to go to snatch 4th place from the Italian, with Monster Tech 3 Yamaha’s Bradley Smith rounding out the top 6.
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Double MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo has signed a new two-year contract to stay with Movistar Yamaha.
The Spanish rider, who won the title in 2010 and 2012, follows team-mate Valentino Rossi, who recently also penned a new two-year agreement.
Lorenzo told YamahaMotogp.com: “I strongly believe we can fight for a third title together.”
The 27-year-old heads to Indianapolis this weekend fifth in the standings, 128 points behind leader Marc Marquez.
Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have signed two-year deals with Honda, leaving Aleix Espargaro, sixth in the world championship, as the highest-ranked rider yet to confirm his 2015 plans.
Yamaha team principal Lin Jarvis said: “The 2014 season has been a tough one for Jorge so far but I am hoping that the confirmation of this new agreement will give him the peace of mind to be able to focus 100% of his energy on the remaining races.
“For 2015 and beyond we have no doubt that Jorge will be a strong title contender and we will do our very best to provide him with the materials and the support he needs to be able to realise our shared ambitions.”
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