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Peerless Marquez wins fifth straight MotoGP race

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Spaniard Marc Marquez became the first rider since Italian great Giacomo Agostini in 1972 to win the first five races of the season as he eased to victory in the French MotoGP at Le Mans on Sunday. 

Spanish rider Marc Marquez celebrates on the podium after winning the French Moto GP race at the Le Mans’ circuit in western France, on May 18, 2014

The 21-year-old Honda rider -- who also emulated Australia Mick Doohan in winning the five straight races from pole -- recovered from a poor start to take control with 16 laps remaining and came home ahead of Italian great Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) while Alvaro Bautista of Spain was third on a Honda Gresini.

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