Date of publication: 2017-10-29 11:21
Valentino Rossi won MotoGP’s Dutch TT race from pole position after a thrilling duel with the world champion Marc Márquez in which the pair clashed at the final corner, forcing the Italian to ride through gravel before crossing the line.
In the Moto 8 class, Miguel Oliveira of Portugal won on his KTM, edging Fabio Quartararo of France into second. The rankings leader, Danny Kent of Britain, was third on his Honda.
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Valentino Rossi says the first part of his Czech Grand Prix was a "nightmare", before the Yamaha MotoGP rider's strategy came good and propelled him to finish second.
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Michael van der Mark is to replace Valentino Rossi at Aragon. The Dutch WorldSBK rider has been selected to stand in for the nine-time world champion, while Rossi recovers from the leg he fractured in a training accident just over a week ago.
Just 19th on the Indianapolis grid after a crash in qualifying, Ducati's Valentino Rossi then suffered gearbox problems in the race.
Rossi also suffered a motocross-training injury ahead of Mugello, and complained of pain in his stomach and chest. Regardless, Rossi raced and finished fourth.
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