Posted: Apr 18, 2014 11:48 AM
Updated: Apr 18, 2014 11:49 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Marc Marquez safely navigated the first turn of the Grand Prix of the Americas and quickly settled into 21 comfortable laps and his second consecutive victory of the 2014 season.
The rest of the grid in MotoGP will have to hope the Spaniard doesn't make such easy work of the world championship.
The reigning world champion has shown no lingering effects from a fractured right leg in preseason training. And judging by the first two races of the year, the 21-year-old may just be too fast and too good to beat over the long haul of the schedule.
Marquez has 50 points heading into next week's Grand Prix of Argentina and a 14-point lead over his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa.