Marquez Targets USA MotoGP Sweep

Marc Marquez works his way through the corkscrew at Mazda Racway Laguna Seca en route to a MotoGP victory earlier this year. (Pete Richards Photo)
Marc Marquez won the MotoGP Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca earlier this year. (Pete Richards Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS — MotoGP point leader Marc Marquez could produce a rare feat if he wins the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Sunday.

Marquez could be only the third rider to win three races in one country in the 64-year history of Grand Prix motorcycle racing. Marquez, a rookie, won the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas on April 21 at Austin, Texas, and the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on July 21 at Monterey, Calif.

Jorge Lorenzo won three races in Spain in 2010, and Casey Stoner repeated that feat in 2011.

That feat would be another of the many firsts this season for Repsol Honda Team rider Marquez, 20. He became the youngest premier-class winner in Grand Prix history with his first career victory at Austin.

Marquez is a two-time winner in MotoGP competition at Indianapolis.

“It is one of the tracks that I always ride quite well, so I hope to do the same way with MotoGP bike,” he said Thursday “It is quite especially because the conditions, the track change quite a lot from the first practice to the race. Because in the beginning, it’s so slippery. And so we will see how we start with the Bridgestone tires because with the Dunlop tires we struggle a little bit. So for everybody it will be the same. So we will try to start in P1 and try to do it our way.”