Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez continued to raise the bar for the MotoGP World Championship field as he registered a third dominating effort in as many trips to the United States this season.
The 20-year-old rookie MotoGP superstar was relentless throughout the Red Bull Indianapolis weekend, topping every single session leading up to his triumphant effort in Sunday’s 27-lapper.
Marquez, who ran away from the field earlier this year at the Circuit of the Americas and at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, underscored the seriousness of his championship ambitions with a masterful ride in Indianapolis to defeat title rivals Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa in a straight scrap.
Marquez allowed his more experienced opponents to control the race in its early stages before dispensing of his countrymen in quick succession near half-distance and then demonstrating a pace they could not match to break their hopes of slowing his momentum.
The young Spaniard was in spectacular form as he raced away, routinely lighting up the rear wheel on corner exit as he threw down a succession of blisteringly quick laps.
The win was Marquez’s third in a row, making him the youngest rider in Grand Prix history to secure back-to-back-to-back premier class victories.