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It has been a few races since Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) increased his Championship lead once again, with the 2-time MotoGP world champion having finished Silverstone and Misano off the podium. That changed back on home turf in Aragon, as the polesitter recovered from an early wobble to get back in the groove and pull away, taking a spectacular win and increasing his advantage over title P2 man Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) to 52 points as the Italian crossed the line in third.

Speaking after the victory, Marquez said: “After Warm Up everything looked under control but you know in racing and this year especially the feelings you have on the track change. I went out on circuit and it was difficult to find the same feeling i had in practice – but i decided to push from the start and then I had a big moment at turn 7. So I said ok “quiet”, and then step by step caught Valentino.

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“When I overtook him I stayed calm for one lap and then opened the gap. It’s an important victory because since Austria and Germany we’ve not been able to win again in the dry. Here was a great point on the calendar to attack, and win. It’s a nice advantage but we have to stay focused because crashing is very easy – now we go to Asia and that’s one of the most difficult points of the season. We know on some circuits we will struggle more and some less, but we need to keep calm.”

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