Márquez sure rivals will catch up
4 May 2014 – MotoGP Championship leader Marc Márquez says he is sure that there will be races in 2014 when he will have to play second fiddle to his rivals, despite storming to his fourth successive win of the season at Jerez.
Márquez followed up his fourth pole of the year with another win but did not have it all his own way during the opening stages of the race at the Spanish circuit.
Márquez battled with Valentino Rossi across the first couple of laps and revealed that while opening up a gap to the Italian rider was crucial, he did not expect to pull away from Rossi.
"I started well today, but when I saw that Valentino was trying to pass me on the first corner I knew his intention was to slow down the race so he could control the pace," he said.
"Riding behind him I realised that I could go faster, so I tried to overtake him as soon as possible. I was surprised, because I wasn't expecting to open up a gap.
"Anyway, I am in good form at the moment, but I can see that Dani [Pedrosa], Valentino and Jorge [Lorenzo] are giving their 100% in every practice and in every race. I'm sure that sooner or later will come a race in which we are unable win, but we will have to learn from that and try to take important points."
Márquez's fourth win means he has racked up the maximum possible tally of 100 points and leads team-mate Pedrosa by 28 points in the championship battle.