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Spain’s Marquez storms to Catalan MotoGP victory

Spain’s Marc Marquez, on a Honda, stretched his lead atop the standings after streaking to victory in yesterday’s Catalan MotoGP. It was five-time world champion Marquez’s first victory on his home region Montmelo track since 2014 and came hot on the heels of that of his younger brother Alex in the Moto2 class earlier in the day.

“All the team did a very good job and I congratulate them for that,” said Marc Marquez. “It was a great race.” French Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo, just 11 days after undergoing surgery on his arm, started from pole in the seventh MotoGP of the season and eventually came in second, 2.66sec off Marquez.

Marquez, on 140 points, benefitted from a fall by Italian rival Andrea Dovizioso to consolidate his lead in the world championship rankings and is now 37pts clear. Dovizioso was brought down along with Yamaha pair Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales by Honda rider Jorge Lorenzo.

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