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Jorge Lorenzo's clash brought victory to Marc Marquez in Catalunya GP

Jorge Lorenzo's clash brought victory to Marc Marquez in Catalunya GP

Jorge Lorenzo inadvertently gave victory to teammate Marc Marquez after cutting down the top three racers in Barcelona.

The defending champion Marc Marquez benefited from a major collision, where four potential riders for the Catalunya GP victory on Sunday fell.

A messy start gave Marquez the advantage after Repsol Honda's teammate Jorge Lorenzo caused the 10th chaos after just two rounds in Barcelona.

The pole driver Fabio Quartararo - who had just undergone arm surgery 12 days ago - also benefited from the second goal, the best achievement of his career to date. He almost lost his advantage after a strong performance in the qualifiers until Andrea Dovizioso, Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi were all felled by Lorenzo.

The defending champion Marquez has increased his advantage on racer ranking to 37 points in a day of unfavorable competition against his main opponent, Dovizioso in the race with only 13 finishers.

Dovizioso took the lead after the first corner and created a gap with Marquez while Vinales and Quartararo fell to eighth place.

However, Lorenzo changed the match of the race. He seemed to want to get up from inside and pass Dovizioso, causing both Vinales and Rossi to be felled.

That incident paved the way for Marquez and the five-time champion to lose the advantage of the rest of the race.

The excitement then turned to the competition for Honda's podium when Alex Rins overtook Quartararo and then attacked Danilo Petrucci.

Rins eventually rose when the race left 11 rounds but Petrucci fought back and the collision between the two drivers caused the Spaniard to fall.

Quartararo, who kept Jack Miller in fourth place, once again captured the advantage and finished second to have a positive record.

There were no obstacles ahead, Marquez, who had previously witnessed his brother Alex secure the third consecutive Moto2 victory, had reached the finish line at home turf.