28 Apr 2014

Marquez completes hat-trick with Argentina victory

12:18 pm on 28 April 2014

MotoGP champion Marc Marquez won the Argentine Grand Prix to maintain his 100 percent record for the season with three wins in three races.

The 21-year-old Spaniard, who fought back from a poor start at the new Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, became the first rider in 43 years to win all of the first three races in the premier category from pole position.

The last to be so dominant was Italian great Giacomo Agostini in 1971.

Marquez's Repsol Honda team mate Dani Pedrosa finished second with Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo taking third place to complete a Spanish sweep of the podium places.

Italian Valentino Rossi was fourth.

Marquez now has a maximum 75 points with Pedrosa on 56 and Rossi third on 41.