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MOTOGP | ARAGÓN GP

Márquez wins in Aragón to move closer to third title

Honda's Marc Márquez ended MotoGP's streak of eight different winners and moved a step closer to taking his third world title with victory at Spain's MotorLand Aragon circuit on Sunday.

Márquez casi sentencia el Mundial y Lorenzo bate a Rossi en MotoGP del GP de Aragón
JOSE JORDAN AFP

One big step closer

Honda's Marc Márquez ended MotoGP's streak of eight different winners and moved a big step closer to taking his third world title with victory at Spain's MotorLand Aragón circuit on Sunday.

A big advantage

The Spaniard, who now has a 52-point advantage over Yamaha's Italian Valentino Rossi with four races remaining, started on pole but almost fell on the third lap before coming back through the field from fifth. Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha's reigning world champion, finished second.

On track

Rossi had to settle for third place after leading until Marquez passed him 12 laps from the end. Marquez now has 248 points to Rossi's 196 and, with 25 points for a victory, the 23-year-old is on course to wrap up the championship with two races to spare at Australia's Phillip Island track on Oct 23.