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Marc Marquez wins the Spanish Moto GP Race

Marc Marquez continued his 100% record in the 2014 season as he dominated the Spanish Moto GP race.

The 21-year-old made it four wins out of four as he cruised to victory at Jerez for the first time ever in his career.

Marquez wins yet again in 2014

Marquez wins yet again in 2014

Valentino Rossi put in a strong performance to finish in second place but the Italian could not get anywhere near the Repsol Honda of Marquez.

Dani Pedrosa fought his way through to finish in third place but must be disappointed to see his teammate dominate yet another grand prix.

It was a birthday to forget for Jorge Lorenzo, who after making a bad start never really got going and could only manage to finish in fourth place.

Andrea Dovizioso put in another encouraging performance on the Ducati to finish in fifth place after getting the better of Aleix Espargaro and Alvaro Bautista in an excellent battle.

It was Marquez who made a great start to the race and led going through the first couple of corners ahead of Rossi, who had jumped two places from fourth on the grid.

Lorenzo made a terrible start and found himself down in fourth going into the first corner, just ahead of Pedrosa who had also made an error at the start of the race.

Rossi took the lead midway through the first lap, going down the inside of Marquez. The reigning champion regained the lead going through the last corner.

Lorenzo made his way past the Ducati of Dovizioso to regain third position, with Pedrosa also overtaking the Italian rider.

Rossi and Pedrosa battled for second place

Rossi and Pedrosa battled for second place

Lap two saw gave the fans the best entertainment of the entire race as Rossi and Marquez swapped places throughout, with Lorenzo momentarily getting the better of Marquez for second.

Marquez ended the battle in the lead and began to open a gap at the front over the next few laps.

There was disappointment for Cal Crutchlow on lap five, with the Brit having to retire from the race after a break failure.

The race went quiet during the middle stages but came alive again with seven laps remaining as Pedrosa made his move on Lorenzo after following him for the majority of the race.

Pedrosa went on to close down Rossi but was unable to make a move on the nine-time world champion.

Behind the top four riders there was a great battle going on for fifth place between Dovizioso, Espargaro and Bautista.

Dovizioso and Espargaro swapped positions on a number of occasions in the closing laps, with Espargaro eventually running wide with 3 laps remaining.

This allowed the Honda of Bautista to following Dovizioso through into sixth place.

Back at the front, Pedrosa closed Rossi down on the final lap of the race but was foiled by a defensive Rossi going into the final corner.

Meanwhile, Marquez had already crossed the line to capture his fourth race win of the season.

Spanish Moto GP Results
1. Marquez
2. Rossi
3. Pedrosa
4. Lorenzo
5. Dovizioso
6. Bautista
7. Aleix Espargaro
8. Smith
9. Pol Espargaro
10. Bradl

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