Marquez wins in Argentina and takes third MotoGp win in a row

Marc Marquez won the Grand Prix Red Bull de la Republica Argentina and became the first rider since Giacomo Agostini in 1971 to win the first three races of the season from pole position.

The Repsol Honda rider did not start the race very well, but Lorenzo  had a great start and leaped into the lead, with Marquez dropping back into 7th place, alongside Pedrosa, while Valentino Rossi also had a good start.

While the Repsol Honda pairing were making progress, Rossi was pushed out wide by Stefan Bradl and soon found himsef on 8th place.

With 9 laps remaining, Marquez regain first place, sending Lorenzo second, but just for a short time, because Pedrosa was pushing hard in third and started to catch Loreno. Pedrosa took the opportunity and passed Lorenzo for second place.

The order was maintained until the end, with Marquez, Pedrosa and Lorenzo on the podium, while Valentino Rossi finished 4th.

Speaking after the race, Marquez said: “I am happy with how the weekend went in general and I’d like to thank all my team! I think it was a nice race for the fans, with plenty of passes and I wasn’t expecting it to be like that. As the race went on and I saw what the gap was to Jorge Lorenzo and I tried to catch up with him quickly and spend a few laps on his tail”

“When I saw that Dani was getting closer, I tried to overtake in order to maintain more of a gap. I took 25 more points today, which are very important and I’ve put together three wins in a row, but we are aware that the season is very long and we are now heading to Jerez where Dani and Jorge are very fast. We will need to be up there with them, fighting for the win!”, Marquez added.

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