Motorsport

Marquez wins Indy MotoGP

2015-08-09 21:59
Marc Marquez (Getty Images)

Indianapolis - Two-time defending world champion Marc Marquez overtook countryman Jorge Lorenzo with three laps remaining to claim his third consecutive Indianapolis MotoGP victory on Sunday.

Spanish Honda rider Marquez beat runner-up and countryman Jorge Lorenzo while Italian superstar and championship points leader Valentino Rossi finished third.

Marquez covered the 27-lap 112.6 kilometre Indianapolis Motor Speedway course in 41 minutes, 55.371 seconds with Yamaha's Lorenzo, 0.688 seconds behind.

Rossi retains his lead in the world championship with a nine-point advantage over team-mate Lorenzo.

Rossi edged out Dani Pedrosa in a tight battle for third place, just slipping past Pedrosa with one lap left to reach the podium.

Lorenzo led for much of the race, with Marquez right on his tail.

Marquez has now won five straight times at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, counting Moto2 wins in 2011 and 2012.

Marquez showed no ill effects from a spill earlier Sunday, when he fell going into Turn 10 during a practice run.

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