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Motorcycling - Marquez snatches win in Thailand after Dovizioso duel

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Motorcycling - Marquez snatches win in Thailand after Dovizioso duel
MotoGP - Thailand Grand Prix - Chang International Circuit, Buriram, Thailand - October 6, 2018 Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez during MotoGP qualifying REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun   -   Copyright  SOE ZEYA TUN(Reuters)
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(Reuters) – MotoGP champion Marc Marquez snatched the lead from Andrea Dovizioso at the death to win the inaugural Thailand Grand Prix on Sunday and take a huge stride toward a third successive title.

After fierce wheel-to-wheel racing in the closing laps at Buriram, the Honda-riding Spaniard nosed in front at the last corner and edged the Italian by 0.115 seconds in a thrilling duel.

The win extended Marquez’s lead to 77 points over Ducati’s Dovizioso with four races remaining, and he can wrap up the series in Japan in two weeks with a win at Motegi.

Yamaha-rider Maverick Vinales finished third ahead of team mate Valentino Rossi.

(Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty)

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