LE MANS, France (AP) -- Marc Marquez pulled off a stunning comeback at the French Grand Prix on Sunday to earn his fifth win in as many races this season.
Marquez slipped to 10th place in the opening lap despite taking pole position on Saturday. The reigning MotoGP world champion quickly made up ground on the Bugatti track and overtook Valentino Rossi on the 13th lap before pulling away.
Marquez finished 1.486 seconds clear of Rossi. Alvaro Bautista of Spain completed the podium.
His 11th career MotoGP victory helped Marquez extend his lead over compatriot Dani Pedrosa at the top of the standings to 42 points. Pedrosa placed fifth at Le Mans.