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Honda Achieves 700th FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Victory

INDIANAPOLIS, USA, August 9, 2015 - Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team RC213V) claimed victory in the MotoGP class, in Round 10 of the 2015 FIM Road Racing World Championship held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana, USA.

Beginning with its first world grand prix race in 1961, at the hands of Australian rider Tom Phillis on his Honda RC143 in the 125cc class of the season opening Spanish Grand Prix, Honda has now achieved an unprecedented 700* grand prix wins.

By the beginning of the race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Honda had tallied 698 grand prix wins. The Moto3 class started under light rain, with most top riders choosing wet tires. 18 year old Belgian rider Livio Loi (RW Racing GP Honda NSF250RW) had taken a gamble to start on slicks, which paid off as the wet tire riders inevitably pitted, allowing Loi to claim his first victory after a consistent ride, taking Honda one step closer to the 700 win milestone.

Uncertain weather conditions persisted in the MotoGP class which followed, with light rain in the latter stages of the premier class race. Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team RC213V) maintained a 0.5 s gap with the race leader throughout the race, and with three laps remaining on lap 24, took the lead for a runaway victory, giving him his second consecutive win (third for the season), and Honda its 700th grand prix victory.

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