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Dovizioso triumphs over Marquez in tense battle

Andrea Dovizioso took a stunning victory over Marc Marquez after a race long Ducati vs Honda battle.

At the start of the race, it was Jorge Lorenzo who got the best start, leading the way for several laps and returning to the ‘old Jorge’ that we’ve waited to see for so long.

But it wasn’t long before both Marquez and Dovizioso got the better of him, shooting out in front to battle between themselves. The leader was constantly changing and it truly did come down to the wire. On the final corner of the final lap, Marquez made a last ditch attempt to pass Dovizioso but ended up running wide, almost taking both of the front runners out of the race completely. ‘Desmo Dovi’ took the victory with a very fine lead, with Marquez settling for second and Dani Pedrosa rounding out the podium.

We saw some fantastic performances in today’s race, most notably from Jorge Lorenzo, Loris Baz and Mika Kallio. Baz battled his way to an incredible ninth place, with Kallio – KTM’s test rider, outperforming the two full-time riders and crossing the line in tenth.

The grid next rolls into Silverstone for the long awaited British GP. Catch the action here in two weeks time.

  1. Andrea Dovizioso- Ducati Team – 39:43.323
  2. Marc Marquez- Repsol Honda Team +0.176
  3. Dani Pedrosa- Repsol Honda Team +2.661
  4. Jorge Lorenzo- Ducati Team +6.663
  5. Johann Zarco- Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +7.262
  6. Maverick Viñales- Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +7.447
  7. Valentino Rossi- Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +8.995
  8. Alvaro Bautista- Pull&Bear Aspar Team +14.515
  9. Loris Baz- Reale Avintia Racing +19.620
  10. Mika Kallio- Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +19.766
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