Marquez clocks record eighth win at Dutch MotoGP

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File photo shows Spanish rider Marc Marquez during the Moto GP third free practice session of the Catalunya Grand Prix at the Montmelo racetrack, near Barcelona, on June 14, 2014
File photo shows Spanish rider Marc Marquez during the Moto GP third free practice session of the Catalunya Grand Prix at the Montmelo racetrack, near Barcelona, on June 14, 2014 (AFP Photo/Quique Garcia)

Assen (Netherlands) (AFP) - Spaniard Marc Marquez won a record-equalling eighth straight race on Saturday at the Dutch motorcycle Grand Prix in changing weather conditions, ahead of Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso.

The runaway leader and defending champion grabbed the lead from Dovizioso with 10 laps to go, after both riders switched from wet tyres to slicks earlier in the race.

Spanish veteran Dani Pedrosa and Marquez's team-mate, also on a Honda, was third.