Valentino Rossi celebrates his first victory from pole position since San Marino in 2009.
Jorge Lorenzo got a great start from 8th on the grid, but never looked liked troubling Rossi and Marquez at the front.
Marc Marquez felt aggrieved not to be credited with the win after the last lap move into the final chicane, which pushed Valentino Rossi wide and across the gravel trap.
Cal Crutchlow finished in a hard fought 6th place.
First lap action at Turn 3.
Valentino Rossi celebrates with the fans as he returns to pit lane.
Loris Baz took the open class honors, and grabbed the final point in the process.
Andrea Iannone is all smiles before the start of the race.
A new rule for this season has the riders being pushed to their starting place as they shut off their engines before joining the grid.
A great race long battle…
Which was won by Pol Espargaro who claimed 5th place and his best finish of the season so far.
Marc Marquez makes a move into the final chicane….
Which pushes Valentino Rossi wide….
And into the gravel trap.
Valentino Rossi’s win saw him extend his championship lead to 10 points over his team mate Jorge Lorenzo.
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