Marquez wins San Marino GP

Source:Agencies Published: 2015-9-13 22:58:01

MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez won a San Marino Grand Prix thriller for Honda on Sunday while ­Valentino Rossi extended his overall lead to 23 points despite a strategy ­blunder that cost him victory.

Yamaha's Rossi, the home hero at Italy's Misano circuit, ended up fifth after delaying a switch back to slick tires on a drying track following earlier rain while Honda's Marquez made the right call.

In a race full of surprises and changing weather, with the top riders pitting twice to switch bikes, Rossi's teammate and rival Jorge Lorenzo crashed out in another blow to the Spaniard's title hopes.

Rossi now has 247 points to Lorenzo's 224, with Marquez on 184 with five rounds remaining.

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