Marc Marquez: MotoGP leader gains fourth win of season at Aragon Grand Prix

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Spaniard Marc Marquez now has a 52-point lead over Italy's Valentino Rossi

MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez moved 52 points clear in the title race with victory at the Aragon Grand Prix.

The Spaniard, 23, started on pole but slipped to fifth place after an early technical issue.

He recovered and overtook Valentino Rossi with 12 laps to go, securing his fourth win of the season and taking his championship total to 248 points.

Rossi struggled to close down Marquez's lead and fell behind defending champion Jorge Lorenzo to finish in third.

Victory - the 28th of his career in the top category - gives Marquez a clear lead over second-placed Rossi, with four races remaining.

Earlier, Brad Binder became the first South African motorcycle grand prix world champion since 1980 as he won the Moto3 title.

Aragon MotoGP result:

1. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda - 41 minutes 57.678 seconds

2. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha - 42:00.418

3. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha - 42:03.661

4. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Suzuki - 42:05.916

5. Cal Crutchlow (GB) Honda - 42:10.899

6. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Honda - 42:14.750

7. Aleix Espargaro (Spa) Suzuki - 42:16.200

8. Pol Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha - 42:17.110

9. Alvaro Bautista (Spa) Aprilia - 42:20.749

10. Stefan Bradl (Ger) Aprilia - 42:25.576

World championship standings (race 14 of 18):

1. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda - 248 points

2. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha - 196

3. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha - 182

4. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Honda - 155

5. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Suzuki - 149

6. Cal Crutchlow (GB) Honda - 105

7. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati - 104

8. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati - 96

8. Pol Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha - 96

10. Hector Barbera (Spa) Ducati - 84

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