Spaniard Marc Marquez screamed with joy as he snatched victory on the final lap at the San Marino Grand Prix on Sunday (Sep 15) to close in on a sixth MotoGP world title. Marc Marquez claimed his 77th career win at the San Marino MotoGP Grand Prix. (AFP/Marco Bertorello) The 26-year-old Spaniard said his motivation had been high after his spat with local hero Valentino Rossi in qualifying on Saturday. “I knew there was no need to win because (Andrea) Dovizioso was far behind but what happened yesterday (Saturday) in qualifying gave me extra motivation and winning today was the best way to answer,” said Marquez. Marquez and Rossi both insisted the other had deliberately ruined his chance to start on pole position as they pushed for the best time on the final lap in qualifying. Honda rider Marquez, starting on the second row, matched Rossi with a third MotoGP win in Misano, finishing ahead of France’s Fabio Quartararo, on a Yamaha-SRT, who had the lead for most of the race. Pole sitter Maverick Vinales completed the podium for Yamaha. Marquez now has a 93-point lead on Italian Ducati rider Dovizioso with six races left this season. Dovizioso finished sixth… Read full this story
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