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MARQUEZ: ANTICLOCKWISE KING

Marc Marquez dexterously crafted his race to stand on the top spot for a third consecutive year at his home Grand Prix.

The race started with a bang, no not with an engine blow but the sound of pole man, Jorge Lorenzo, smashing into the floor at turn one. Marquez dived up the inside of his 2019 teammate, forcing Lorenzo wide in turn one. The Ducati rider lost the rear of his Desmosedici and high-sided, suffering a compound fracture to his right second metatarsal and a dislocated big toe.

As the race continued, there was one less person who could stop the 25 year old Honda rider from once again taking that top spot. Andrea Dovizioso capitalised on the tangle between the Spanish duo and led for the majority of the race. He spearheaded Marquez, Iannone, Rins and Dani Pedrosa until lap eleven. Dovizioso attempted to pull the pin, but the quick pace of the RC213V could not be dropped. Marquez followed “Dovi” and also managed to bring Iannone with them for a scrap for the remainder of the laps. At one point the three different manufactures lay three-a-breast along the width of the Aragon straight.

However, despite the changing of positions and the fluctuation of championship points it was Marquez who crossed the line first. Dovizioso and Iannone completed the rostrum, with Rins and Pedrosa completing the top five. Aleix Espagaro secured a sixth place and the top independent team of the race.