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It was a dual for first between the reigning champ and the living legend in the heat of Jerez, Spain. However, Valentino Rossi’s position leading the race would be short-lived, with young Marc Marquez stealing back the lead and holding as much as a four-second cushion beyond the field. Marquez comfortably took the win, his fourth consecutive victory to begin the 2014 campaign.
If it wasn’t already clear after the first two races of the 2014 MotoGP season, Marc Marquez is in rare form right now. The 21-year-old Spaniard won in Argentina over the weekend, becoming the first rider in 43 years to win the the first three rounds from pole position.
Ryan Villopoto locks up his fourth consecutive 450SX Class Championship with a win in New Jersey to become just the second rider in the sport’s 40-year history, along side Jeremy McGrath, to win four consecutive championships. Heading into the inaugural race at MetLife Stadium, Villopoto only needed to finish 18th or better in the main event to clinch the championship, but that did not stop him from going wire-to-wire to not only claim the title, but also his sixth victory of the season and 40th career SX450 class win. After collecting the holeshot at the start of the main event, Villopoto held off Josh Hill, who ran second for the first four laps of the race until Eli Tomac eventually passed Hill. The two Team Oakley riders went head-to-head for the remaining laps, but in the end Tomac could not overtake the champion. Hill held on for third to round out the podium. “It’s been an awesome day here at MetLife Stadium,” said Villopoto. “We had a little bit of rain, but I couldn’t belie...