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MotoGP, Marc Marquez in America on the hunt for the record of Agostini

Last year Márquez claimed his 10th successive win in the MotoGP in the USA, his 12th including his Moto2 wins at Indianapolis. Ago holds the record in Finland with 13th successive wins at Imatra

MotoGP: Marc Marquez in America on the hunt for the record of Agostini

Last year in Austin, Márquez claimed his 10th successive win in the MotoGP class in the USA, his 12th including his Moto2 wins at Indianapolis in both 2011 and 2012. Giacomo Agostini holds the record in Finland with 13th successive wins at Imatra: 8 x 500cc (1966-1973) and 5 x 350 cc (1969-1973).

Marc  Marquez  qualified  on  pole  position  for  the  81st  time  in  his  Grand  Prix  career  and  the  53rd  time  in  the  MotoGP  class  in  Argentina, two less than Valentino Rossi.

This was Marquez’ fifth pole position at Termas de Rio Hondo, equalling his number of premier class pole positions set at Phillip Island, which is one less than in Austin and at the Sachsenring.

Marc Marquez won for the 71st time of his Grand Prix career in Argentina, five less than Mike Hailwood who stands in fourth place in the list of riders with most GP wins. This is Marquez’ 45th win the premier class, two less than his teammate Jorge Lorenzo.

Marc Márquez’ win at Termas de Rio Honda is the fifth time that he had won at any circuit in the MotoGP class after qualifying on pole position, leading across the line on every lap and setting the fastest lap of the race along with Jerez (2014) and Austin (2014, 2016, 2018).

This is Marc Marquez’s 32nd win in the premier class after qualifying on pole position. 41 of his 45 wins in the class came after qualifying within the top three.

Marc Marquez crossed the line 9.816 seconds before Valentino Rossi, which is Marquez’ biggest winning margin in dry-weather conditions since he stepped in the MotoGP class in 2013, as shown in the table below of his ten biggest winning margins in the class.

This is the biggest winning margin in dry-weather conditions in the MotoGP class since Jorge Lorenzo won in France back in 2016 with a winning margin of 10.654 seconds ahead of Valentino Rossi.

Marc  Marquez  has  scored  45  points  in  the  first  two  races,  which  is  the  second-highest  points  accumulated  by  Marquez  in  the  MotoGP class, after 2014 when he won the two opening races and scored 50 points.

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