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Rossi wins as Marquez crashes out
19 Oct 2014 14:02
Valentino Rossi surged up from eighth on the grid to take his second win of the year at the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island.
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The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider took advantage as champion Marc Marquez crashed out of the race lead with ten laps to go.
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Italian Rossi finished 10.83 seconds ahead of team-mate Jorge Lorenzo, while Bradley Smith came third to complete the first all-Yamaha podium since Le Mans 2008.
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Marquez, who clinched his second consecutive title with a second-placed finish in Japan last week, was attempting to equal Mick Doohan's record from 1997 for most premier-class GP wins, with 12 in a single season.
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He started on pole and was in the lead with ten laps to go, before crashing out in an incident-packed race that also saw Dani Pedrosa being forced to retire due to bike damage after being clipped by Andrea Iannone.
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