Márquez warns against complacency despite third win
28 April 2014 – Championship leader Marc Márquez has warned against complacency despite becoming the first rider since Giacomo Agostini in 1971 to win the first three rounds of the season from pole position.
Márquez has dominated so far in 2014 and bounced back to win in Argentina despite slipping back to sixth on the opening lap. The Spaniard hunted down compatriot Jorge Lorenzo and passed his rival with nine laps remaining to clinch his third win on the trot.
Márquez now has a 19 point lead over Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa, while Lorenzo is 53 points behind the Reigning Champion in seventh place.
"I think it was a nice race for the fans, with plenty of passes and I wasn't expecting it to be like that," said Márquez. "As the race went on and I saw what the gap was to Jorge and I tried to catch up with him quickly and spend a few laps on his tail. When I saw that Dani was getting closer, I tried to overtake in order to maintain more of a gap.
"I took 25 more points today which are very important and I've put together three wins in a row, but we are aware that the season is very long and we are now heading to Jerez where Dani and Jorge are very fast. We will need to be up there with them, fighting for the win."
Pedrosa finished the race in second place and reckons he could have pushed for the win.
"I enjoyed the race but after losing some time at the start it affected me and I found myself alone again," he said. "In the final part of the race I had a good pace and was able to recover places, but it didn't count for much. I took second place, but with the pace that we had we could have pushed for the win. You always have to learn and maybe I saved my tyres too much when I was riding as part of the group."