Since Mick Doohan’s record in 1997, no other rider has won 5 races in a row…until now. Marc Marquez maintains unbeaten season record with solid victory in Le Mans and will have the chance to set a new record.
With victory came another broken record for the 21-year-old, as he became the youngest ever rider to win five consecutive MotoGP races. However, it was not an easy victory this time around for the Honda man.
The fans were treated to a thrilling spectacle that saw Marquez dropping down the field, with Andrea Dovizioso taking the lead for the Ducati Team, while LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl jumped into second and Rossi came into third from a second row start
Once he reached second place behind Rossi, the Italian made it far too easy for Marquez, running wide to allow the Spanish sensation to sneak through.
Started from the pole position, just like he did on the previous 4 races, Marc Marquez secured his fifth straight MotoGP win at todays Monster Energy Grand Prix de France, at Le Mans, with the Repsol Honda rider fighting his way through the pack before taking the lead ahead of Movistar Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi, followed on third by GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista.
Since 1972, no one had managed to win the first five races of the season. Giacomo Agostini was the performer at that time and managed five wins in a row, in five consecutive seasons (1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972). Only two drivers have won in history, the first five races of the year: John Surtees (1959) and Mike Hailwood (1964 and 1965).