World champion Marc Marquez continued his victorious start to the season and became the youngest rider to win seven races in a row as he took first place in the Catalunya MotoGP on Sunday.
Marquez, 21, on his Honda, raced through from third on the grid to take the lead from Valentino Rossi on the 18th lap and overcame a late challenge from Dani Pedrosa to beat the record that previously held by Rossi.
Pedrosa was fastest in practice but made a poor start and Jorge Lorenzo briefly took the lead before Rossi, on his Yamaha, came through on the third lap.
The veteran seven-times world champion held off the challenge from Marquez but the Spaniard finally found a gap to overtake.
In a dramatic finale, Pedrosa briefly took the lead on the final lap before Marquez responded. Pedrosa then made another attempt which failed and Rossi stole through to take second.