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It’s been one of the most ex­cit­ing Moto GP sea­sons in mem­ory, with a host of rid­ers stag­ing a multi-way chase for the ti­tle as the Aus­tralian Mo­tor­cy­cle GP

(Oct 20-22) rolls around again at Phillip Is­land. Those who thought Marc Mar­quez (right, 93) would own this class go­ing for­ward were gravely mis­taken – though the Span­ish star is there, chas­ing a fourth cham­pi­onship in five sea­sons, he’s faced a real chal­lenge from the likes of the late-bloom­ing Ital­ian An­drea Dovizioso (right, 04) and Mar­quez Mk II, Mav­er­ick Vi­nales. The only big let­down this sea­son was the in­jury that halted Valentino Rossi’s shot at ti­tle no.8 – the Ital­ian leg­end suf­fered a bro­ken leg. Cu­ri­ously, it was suf­fered on a bike, but not rac­ing; Rossi broke it rid­ing off-road in the Pe­saro coun­try­side.

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