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Rossi wins the 2016 Grand Prix of Catalunya

Rossi wins the 2016 Grand Prix of Catalunya


The Doctor added a 114th victory to his career win tally with an emphatic triumph in the Grand Prix of Catalunya‭, ‬despite falling as low as ninth on the opening lap‭.‬

 

 

The race weekend has been marred by the death of Moto2‭ ‬rider Luis Salom‭, ‬who was killed in a crash at turn 12‭ ‬in Friday's free practice‭.‬

That incident led to a revised track layout to be adopted‭, ‬with Movistar Yamaha duo Rossi and Lorenzo quick to fume at the changes‭, ‬claiming they gave the advantage to the Repsol Hondas of Marquez and Dani Pedrosa‭.‬

 

But it was Rossi who claimed maximum points‭, ‬holding off Marquez to seal victory‭ - ‬making the telling move with two laps remaining‭ - ‬with Pedrosa completed the podium‭.‬

Despite settling for second‭, ‬Marquez is now 10‭ ‬points clear of Lorenzo at the top of the standings after the defending world champion was knocked off his bike by Andrea Iannone‭.‬

 

 

Iannone‭, ‬who will leave Ducati at the end of the season to allow Lorenzo to join the team‭, ‬careered into the back of the Spaniard's bike‭, ‬unseating both riders and handing Marquez the advantage in the title race‭.‬


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