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Marc Marquez makes it 7-for-7 wins at thrilling Catalonia GP ahead of Rossi & Pedrosa

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BARCELONA, Spain - Marc Marquez won a thrilling four-way duel at Sunday's Catalonia grand prix to make it seven victories in as many races to start his MotoGP title defence.

Marquez overtook Yamaha pair Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo before surviving a brush with Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa on the last lap to claim a 13th career win that featured a constant jousting among the top four riders.

Rossi crossed second followed by Pedrosa who was fortunate not to crash after his front wheel touched Marquez' rear tire near the end.

Marquez says "we gave them a good show."

The 21-year-old Marquez increased his lead to 175 points ahead of Rossi with 117.

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