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Marquez beats Dovizioso in Buri Ram MotoGP thriller

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by Lerpong Amsa-ngiam

Marc Marquez of Honda narrowly beat arch-rival Andrea Dovizioso of Ducati to win the inaugural  MotoGP Thailand at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram this afternoon (Sunday).

Over 100,000 fans were treated with neck-and-neck battle between the two current leaders on the Championship standing but in the end it was the talented Spaniard who overtook the lead in the final corner to seal off the victory in 39.55.722 minutes, 0.115 faster than the Ducati’s rival.

Marquez claimed his seventh win of the season and his 42nd in the premier class.

Márquez became the first ever rider since the qualifying format was introduced in 2013 to qualify on pole position after passing through Q1.He became the third rider to win a race after passing through Q1 along with Jack Miller (Assen – 2016) and Cal Crutchlow (Phillip Island – 2016).

“It was difficult. In the past I always lost to Ducati’s riders in the last lap. But this time I would give my 100 per cent. It was amazing to win here after a difficult weekend. We move on more step to the final dream (of winning the Championship),” said Marquez.

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STORY: The Nation

 

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