MotoGP: Marquez flies to fourth straight win at Jerez

    Despite insisting that he was relatively out of sorts at the Spanish Grand Prix venue, the Honda rider was able to storm away from the competition.

    Published On May 04, 2014 11:59:00 PM

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    MotoGP: Marquez flies to fourth straight win at Jerez

    Marc Marquez extended his unbeaten 2014 MotoGP run with another crushing victory at Jerez.

    Despite insisting that he was relatively out of sorts at the Spanish Grand Prix venue, Honda rider Marquez was able to storm away from the competition.

    He briefly lost the lead to Valentino Rossi's Yamaha during the opening lap dicing, but once in front proved unstoppable, leading by as much as five seconds.

    Rossi hung on to second, resisting initial pressure from team-mate Jorge Lorenzo, and later from Dani Pedrosa's Honda.

    Pedrosa overtook a fading Lorenzo with eight laps to go and crossed the line right on Rossi's tail, missing out on second by just 0.098s.

    Andrea Dovizioso won an enormous battle for fifth place, coming out on top of a last-corner dust-up to get to the flag just ahead of Alvaro Bautista, Aleix Espargaro and Bradley Smith.

    Dovizioso's top-five finish was a boost for Ducati on a day when Cal Crutchlow retired early with brake problems and both Michele Pirro and Andrea Iannone crashed.

    Results - 27 laps
    
    Pos Rider             Bike                 Time/Gap
     1. Marc Marquez      Honda                45m24.134s
     2. Valentino Rossi   Yamaha               +1.431s
     3. Dani Pedrosa      Honda                +1.529s
     4. Jorge Lorenzo     Yamaha               +8.541s
     5. Andrea Dovizioso  Ducati               +27.494s
     6. Alvaro Bautista   Gresini Honda        +27.606s
     7. Aleix Espargaro   Forward Yamaha       +27.917s
     8. Bradley Smith     Tech 3 Yamaha        +27.947s
     9. Pol Espargaro     Tech 3 Yamaha        +29.419s
    10. Stefan Bradl      LCR Honda            +32.872s
    11. Nicky Hayden      Aspar Honda          +35.490s
    12. Hiroshi Aoyama    Aspar Honda          +40.083s
    13. Scott Redding     Gresini Honda        +43.830s
    14. Yonny Hernandez   Pramac Ducati        +52.295s
    15. Hector Barbera    Avintia FTR-Kawasaki +54.873s
    16. Michael Laverty   PBM Aprilia          +1m06.182s
    17. Broc Parkes       PBM Aprilia          +1m23.42s0
    
    Retirements/not classified
    
        Colin Edwards     Forward Yamaha        1 lap
        Andrea Iannone    Pramac Ducati         5 laps
        Mike di Meglio    Avintia FTR-Kawasaki  6 laps
        Karel Abraham     Cardion Honda         17 laps
        Cal Crutchlow     Ducati                23 laps
        Michele Pirro     Ducati                25 laps

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