Racing – Marquez finishes the year with a bang

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  1. Simon

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    Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez finished the year off in style, winning the 2016 Superprestigio races and claiming his second dirt title.

    The 2016 MotoGP champion crushed the opposition in the qualifying heats, setting his stall out early that he was the man to beat this year.

    Choosing the inside gate for the final, he entered the first corner in good position, with AMA star Brad Baker right on his tail.

    This was the duel everyone wanted to see – but while Baker has had the beating of Marquez previously, this year the boot was on the other foot and Marquez quickly built up an impressive lead.

    Baker, meanwhile, was having to deal with the impressive Toni Elias, who slid past into second, leaving Baker to battle with Chareyre for the final podium spot.

    Howeve, Chareyre crashed out hard after trying a desperate lunge with a couple of laps to go, leaving Baker to cross the line in third.

    Marquez's win means he is now tied with Baker on two Superprestigio titles apiece.
     

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