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Statistics: Marc Marquez's dominance in US

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Statistics: Marc Marquez's dominance in US
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Translated by: Rachit Thukral
Apr 26, 2018, 7:17 AM

Honda rider Marc Marquez has an unbeaten record at the Circuit of the Americas, having won every race at the Austin venue since it was introduced on the MotoGP calendar in 2013.

 
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Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team
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The 2018 Americas GP marked Marquez's 93rd start in MotoGP. 93 also happens to be Marquez's bike number.

Podium: Race winner Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

Podium: Race winner Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team
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Marquez scored his first win of the 2018 season at Austin. He has now won six out of six races to be held at COTA.

Race winner Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

Race winner Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team
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It was also Marquez's 12th consecutive victory on American soil. The streak started at the 2011 Indianapolis Moto2 race.

Top3 after qualifying: Maverick Viñales, Yamaha Factory Racing, Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Andrea Iannone, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Top3 after qualifying: Maverick Viñales, Yamaha Factory Racing, Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Andrea Iannone, Team Suzuki MotoGP
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Since graduating to the Premier class, Marquez has only once missed out on pole in the US - at the 2013 Laguna Seca race. As far as his COTA qualifying record is concerned, he has taken pole at all six occasions.

Maverick Viñales, Yamaha Factory Racing

Maverick Viñales, Yamaha Factory Racing
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Although Marquez claimed his 46th MotoGP pole at Austin last weekend, he was forced to start from fourth on the grid due to a penalty. Maverick Vinales, who had originally qualified second, was promoted to pole position.

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Andrea Iannone, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Andrea Iannone, Team Suzuki MotoGP
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Marquez claimed his first pole of 2018 at Austin, while Maverick Vinales and Andrea Iannone secured their first ever front row starts of the year. Iannone's qualifying effort ensured the first front row start for a Suzuki rider since the 2007 Laguna Seca race, where Chris Vermeulen took pole.

Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech 3
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Marquez's penalty promoted Johann Zarco to third on the grid. This was his seventh consecutive front row start, a streak that began at last year's Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi.

Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing

Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing
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Valentino Rossi qualified fifth for the race, his best starting position since last year's Malaysian GP. He hasn't started on the front since last September's Aragon round.

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Andrea Iannone, Team Suzuki MotoGP, Maverick Viñales, Yamaha Factory Racing

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Andrea Iannone, Team Suzuki MotoGP, Maverick Viñales, Yamaha Factory Racing
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In the 32 sessions (practice and qualifying included) he has taken part in at COTA, Marquez has set the fastest time in all but seven of them.

Race winner Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

Race winner Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team
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The Spaniard also set the fastest time of the race, completing a hat-trick of pole, win and fastest lap - something that eluded him in 2015.

Podium: Maverick Viñales, Yamaha Factory Racing, Andrea Iannone, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Podium: Maverick Viñales, Yamaha Factory Racing, Andrea Iannone, Team Suzuki MotoGP
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Iannone scored his first podium finish since joining Suzuki last year. Personally, it was his first rostrum result since the 2016 Valencia race.

Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech 3, Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team, Cal Crutchlow, Team LCR Honda

Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech 3, Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team, Cal Crutchlow, Team LCR Honda
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Zarco finished as the top independent rider in sixth position. LCR Honda's Cal Crutchlow scored the same feat during the opening two races of the year.

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team
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Marquez led every lap of the Austin race en route to a dominant win. He has now led 32 of the 66 racing laps of 2018.

Takaaki Nakagami, Team LCR Honda

Takaaki Nakagami, Team LCR Honda
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After Franco Morbidelli in Qatar and Hafizh Syahrin in Argentina, Japan's Takaaki Nakagami finished as the top rookie in both qualifying and the race.

Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
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With Aleix Espargaro finishing 10th, Aprilia secured its first top-10 result since last year's Motegi race

Hafizh Syahrin, Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Hafizh Syahrin, Monster Yamaha Tech 3
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Syahrin endured his first retirement of the season, leaving Dovizioso, Vinales, Zarco, Iannone, Miler, Rabat and Petrucci as the only riders to have scored points in each of the three races held so far.

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