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Finished in 5th Position, The Doctor Admits Marquez's Remarkable Ability
Marc Marquez won the Netherlands MotoGP 2018 at Assen, Sunday (1/7). While Valentino Rossi finished in fifth position. Marc Marquez who started from pole position has dominated the first lap, but overtook by Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi who took second place behind Lorenzo until the sixth lap, but he could not perform consistently and left in fifth position. While Andrea Dovizioso who started at fourth position overtook Rossi, Marquez, and Lorenzo at 14th lap. He faced fierce challenge from other riders to lead the race at 18th lap. However Maverick Vinales overtook Dovizioso at 19th lap. Then Marquez led the race at 20th lap. On the 21st lap, Marquez got pressure from three other riders, Vinales, Dovizioso, and Rossi. Rossi led the race at the end of the 22nd lap after overtook Marquez and Vinales . However, Marquez and Dovizioso took over the first and second positions and leave their competitors at 23rd lap. Marquez managed to keep his position until the end of the race followed by Alex Rin, and Vinales. While Rossi finished at fifth position by the end of the race. Yamaha Movistar team rider Valentino Rossi admitted the toughness of the Repsol Honda team rider, Marc Marquez. Due to Marquez's remarkable ability, Rossi also realized that it was difficult to compete with Marquez. Marquez now indeed lead the MotoGP 2018 standing with 140 points. While Rossi in second place with 99 points. Although his points are quite far apart with Marquz, Rossi believes his chances are still wide open for the title. According to The Doctor, he just needs to perform optimally and consistent in each series. "Yes of course, I'm having trouble defeating Marquez. He is the fastest during the training. He fought hard today. He can go whenever he likes. When he finally decides to run away, he will run away. He also finished 2.2 seconds from the second racer, "said Rossi, as quoted from Speedweek, Monday (02/07/2018). "Marquez is really difficult to conquer in the title race this season. Because, he is faster than Yamaha racer and other drivers. This is very annoying. We are now in second place. I will not give up, "he said. Netherlands MotoGP 2018 results 1. Marc Marquez: 41 minutes 13.863 seconds 2. Alex Rins +2.269 3. Maverick Vinales +2.308 4. Andrea Dovizioso +2.422 5. Valentino Rossi +2.963 6. Cal Crutchlow +3.876 7. Jorge Lorenzo +4.462 8. Johann Zarco +7.001 9. Alvaro Bautisto +7.541 10. Jack Miller +13.056 (jun)
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