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Just how im­por­tant was Valentino Rossi’s vic­tory? In the­ory, it was one of the most im­por­tant of his ca­reer, be­cause of who he beat and how he beat them.

It might be a bold claim, but un­til now Rossi has never con­clu­sively won against both Mar­quez and Lorenzo on the same day. Sure, there have been oc­ca­sions where the Doc­tor has come out top of a scrap with them but never be­fore has he dom­i­nated a race against both of them in the way he did on Sun­day.

In fact, the last time Rossi took a win with such ease was back in the old days, be­fore his ill-fated switch to Du­cati.

So what does the change in form mean for Mar­quez and Lorenzo? Al­ready wary of Rossi af­ter his run to sec­ond in the ti­tle chase in 2015, they now have a whole new rea­son to fear the Doc­tor.

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