MotoGP, Aragón: Marc Marquez wins, the title is just behind the corner

Marc Marquez conquers another victory after a great duel against Andrea Dovizioso, 2nd to cross the finish line. Andrea Iannone takes the last step on the podium while Lorenzo crashes on the first turn.

The MotorLand Aragón favors Marc Marquez again, who managed to gain another success after a spectacular duel. This is his 6th victory of the season, the 67th in his career and the 41st in MotoGP. With this result, he is one step closer to the title of World Champion and math says he could get it maybe not in the next race, but really soon. Andrea Dovizioso got the 2nd place and Andrea Iannone filled up the last step on the podium.

Marquez began the race with an excellent kickoff, but the same can be said of Lorenzo and Dovizioso. But Ducati Spanish rider had to abandon his dreams of glory already at the first turn, where he made a bad mistake that led to a violent high side. The Majorcan rider stood up but was limping and had to be taken out of track on a gurney. Davide Tardozzi gave us some updates on Lorenzo’s conditions: he suffered a few contusions, a dislocation of the right-foot big toe and a little fracture on the second toe.

Bautista’s race ended quite early too, while Dovizioso managed to keep his leading positions for a while, ahead of Marquez, Rins, Iannone, and Pedrosa. Crutchlow had to withdraw from the race too after he slipped on Turn 1. In the meanwhile, the main group dispersed but it reunited again less than 10 laps before the end, with 4 riders fighting for the podium. Marquez and Dovizioso engaged in the fiercest battle with Iannone trying to get in their way, while Rins remained 4th.

The spectacular duel found its conclusion just 2 laps before the end of the race, with Marc Marquez gaining some tenths of advantage from Andrea Dovizioso, enough to give him the 4th personal victory at MotorLand Aragón. The Ducati rider closed the race in 2nd while Andrea Iannone managed to win the battle for the 3rd place against teammate Alex Rins. Dani Pedrosa eventually got the 5th place ahead of Aleix Espargaró and Danilo Petrucci. Valentino Rossi finished 8th followed by Jack Miller and Maverick Viñales.

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