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Motorcycle News (UK) - - SPORT - SI­MON PAT­TER­SON MO­TOGP RE­PORTER

Sun­day gave us the Mo­togp race that we’d all hoped we’d get – al­most! The race was al­ways go­ing to be an im­por­tant one, es­pe­cially for Marc Mar­quez as he looked to get his ti­tle as­pi­ra­tions back on track af­ter a dif­fi­cult start to the sea­son.

But the 24-year-old was able to show just why he’s a three­time world cham­pion, by tak­ing a stun­ning win that you have to think would have hap­pened even if Mav­er­ick Viñales had been in the mix.

And while the Mo­vis­tar Yamaha’s fall from con­tention wasn’t some­thing any­one was hop­ing for, it means that the cham­pi­onship bat­tle is wide open again – even if the fall seems to have had very lit­tle ef­fect in dent­ing the awe­some self-be­lief of Viñales.

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