Marquez extends his lead
HONDA’S reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez won his second consecutive race and third of the season at the Czech Grand Prix yesterday to extend his lead in the championship as teammate Dani Pedrosa finished second.
With light rain at the Brno circuit, riders started with wet tyres but as the track dried down, Marquez was one of the first to change to slicks and it paid off with the Spaniard gaining a significant lead over his rivals.
“This championship will be long and hard but these 25 points will be important,” said Marquez, who moved 14 points clear at the top.
Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales completed the podium while Valentino Rossi finished fourth.