Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has continued his perfect season and has become the first rider since Mick Doohan in 1997, also aboard a Repsol Honda machine, to win ten successive premier class GP races. Teammate Dani Pedrosa recovered from his eighth place position on the grid to take fourth place.

It was a frantic start to the race with Marc losing out from his pole position dropping positions and Dani making a strong start passing three riders. By the end of the first lap Marc was fourth and Dani fifth, then on lap two, Marc passed Iannone into third and Dani was passed by Lorenzo, demoting him to sixth. The top eight riders stuck together in a pack for the opening laps, with just tenths of seconds separating them. Then on lap six Marc took advantage of Rossi and Dovizioso sparring for position and running wide, and slipped into first position. Rossi re-passed Marc on the same lap but Marc remained in second place ahead of Dovizioso.

By lap ten Lorenzo had passed Dovizioso into third and at the start of lap eleven he passed Marc into turn one to claim second place. However, after immediately attacking Rossi into turn two, both riders left a gap for Marc to pass and the championship leader never looked back, recording the fastest race lap on lap seventeen (1’32.831). Dani passed Dovizioso on lap thirteen and sealed fourth position.

With his victory in Indianapolis Marc has made it a perfect ten from ten, and also earns Honda’s tenth consecutive win on American soil (since Indianapoils 2010). He’s also won in all his MotoGP appearances in the USA and for the second year in a row, he’s completed a perfect weekend in Indianapolis after qualifying on pole and also setting a new lap record on his way to winning. This 16th MotoGP win for Marc also celebrates the 100th win for Spain in the premier class (Lorenzo 31, Pedrosa 25, Marquez 16, Criville 15, Gibernau 9, Checa 2, Elias 1, Puig 1).

Marc increases his lead in the Rider Championship with 250 points. Dani remains in second on 161 with Rossi in third on 157. Honda also lead the Constructor Championship by 76 points, and the Repsol Honda Team lead the Team Championship by 137 points.

There will be no break now for the MotoGP paddock as they pack up tonight in Indianapolis and head back across the Atlantic to the Czech Republic for Round 11 in Brno next weekend.

Marc Marquez

"I am really happy to have taken this win! After the summer break it was important to start with another victory. Yesterday it seemed like it may be a straight forward race, but it ended up being quite the opposite. We suffered a lot and physically it was hard, there was a lot of humidity and I was sweating a lot. The track temperature rose by 10 degrees today and this made the tyres behave differently. It was hard for me to have the same level of confidence. I was patient at the beginning and when I regained the good feeling I had in practice I decided to push, opening that two-second gap which in the end was enough for the win.”

Dani Pedrosa

“Overall it has been a difficult weekend in which at no point did I feel good on the bike. We couldn't find a good setup in practice. Then in the race, although I was able to move up a few places, I was always off the pace if I was going to fight for the podium.”

MotoGP 2014
Race Round 10   Indianapolis

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 25 Repsol Honda Team Honda 42'07.041
2 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 20 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +1.803
3 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 16 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +6.558
4 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 13 Repsol Honda Team Honda +10.016
5 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 11 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +17.807
6 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 10 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +19.604
7 Dovizioso Andrea 04 ITA 9 Ducati Team Ducati +20.759
8 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 8 Ducati Team Ducati +39.796
9 Redding Scott 45 GBR 7 Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda +40.507
10 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN 6 Aspar Team Honda +55.760
11 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 5 AB Motoracing Honda +1'05.130
12 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA 4 Avintia Racing Avintia +1'05.346
13 Edwards Colin 5 USA 3 Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha +1'08.919
14 Laverty Michael 70 GBR 2 Paul Bird Motorsport PBM +1'09.203
15 Parkes Broc 23 AUS 1 Paul Bird Motorsport PBM +1'30.613
16 Carnier Leon 2 GBR 0 Aspar Team Honda DNF
17 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 0 Ducati DNF
18 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 0 NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha DNF
19 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 0 LCR Honda MotoGP Honda DNF
20 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 0 Octo IodaRacing Team ART DNF
21 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 0 Ducati Team Ducati DNF
22 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL 0 Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati DNF
23 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 0 Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda DNF
Location Information

The first motorsport race which took place at Indy was a motorcycle one on August 14th 1909, on the 2.5 mile oval circuit, and despite its 100-year history it was not until 2008 that MotoGP arrived at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. To celebrate the event an intense modification of the… read more.

Length 4.170 kilometres / 2.591 miles
Width 16 metres
Left corners 10
Right corners 6
Longest straight 0.872 kilometres / 0.542 miles
Constructed 1909
Modified 2014

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN, United States - View in Google Maps

www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com

Records

Pole Position 1m31.619s (163.8km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)
Race Lap 1m32.625s (162km/) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
Race Time 41m55.371s (161.1 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
2015 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)