Marc Márquez has extended his lead in the MotoGP World Championship after his second position, and is now 16 points ahead of his nearest rival.

The current MotoGP leader stared an amazing fight for victory with Andrea Dovizioso that was decided in the last corner of the race, where Márquez tried an impossible overtake to get his third straight win in the Championship.

The Cervera rider has now been on the podium at seven from the last nine races.

Marc Márquez: “I wouldn’t have slept well tonight if I didn’t try to go for the win in the last corner! But it wasn’t possible. Today Dovi had just a little bit more than us and it was difficult to overtake him. I tried my best all race, really gave it my all, and I lost the rear many times. It was a great battle, and Dovi deserved this victory as he rode very well. We got this second place and it’s good. I’m very happy with these 20 points at this track where I had struggled a lot last year. It’s an important result for the Championship. We’re working well; step-by-step, we found a good base that allowed us to be there, and to be consistent in every situation. Today I was able to try that move at the end because I was feeling good with the bike. It will be important to continue like this and to try and be on the podium at every race.”

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