Marquez overcomes early morning fall to win 3rd straight Indianapolis Grand Prix

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INDIANAPOLIS (August 9, 2015) — Marc Marquez overcame a morning fall and a strong challenge from Jorge Lorenzo on Sunday, making the decisive pass with less than three laps to go for his third straight Indianapolis Grand Prix win.

The 22-year-old Spaniard beat Lorenzo by 0.688 seconds in Indy’s closest MotoGP race ever. Points leader Valentino Rossi, of Italy, was a distant third on Indy’s 2.591-mile, 16-turn road course.

Marquez has won five straight at the Brickyard and seven straight on American soil.

Lorenzo beat Marquez into the first turn of the race and led the entire way until Marquez used his momentum from the race’s fastest lap to sweep inside of Lorenzo and take the lead. Lorenzo never caught up.

Marquez trails Rossi by 59 points.