The Marquez self-preservation that fulfilled a COTA MotoGP “dream”
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The Marquez self-preservation that fulfilled a COTA MotoGP “dream”

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Marc Marquez scorched to his seventh Circuit of the Americas victory in MotoGP last Sunday with a display reminiscent of his pre-injury form. However, his path to the win across the weekend was in keeping with the current reality of his physical limitations, with self-preservation on Saturday key to his Sunday success

Marc Marquez’s record on American circuits in MotoGP is truly something to behold. Since the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix when he was in Moto2, the eight-time grand prix world champion has won on US soil on every single occasion bar once – when he crashed out of a commanding lead at the Circuit of the Americas in 2019.

That would turn out to be MotoGP’s last visit to the Austin-based venue for 30 months, as the horror wrought by the COVID pandemic meant it wasn’t until last weekend that the series made its US return.

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