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Sunday at Misano with Tony Goldsmith

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Marc Marquez wheelies past his crew after winning the Grand Prix of San Marino.

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A fantastic ride by Bradley Smith. When everyone else changed to their wet setup bike he stayed out on slicks. The gamble paid off as he finished 2nd.

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Scott Redding picked himself up off the floor to claim 3rd place and his debut MotoGP podium.

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Jorge Lorenzo lead the early exchanges but crashed out on Lap 22 ,on his first flying lap after changing back to his dry setup M1 Yamaha.

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Andrea Iannone finished just ahead of his teammate in 7th place.

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Could this be the moment the 2015 championship slipped away from Jorge Lorenzo?

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The Rossi effect. A sellout crowd of 92,315 turned up to cheer on The Doctor. A huge roar would go up around the track whenever his name was mentioned or he appeared on screen.

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Marc Marquez’s decision to change back to his slick-shod Honda earlier than his Yamaha rivals was the deciding factor.

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It’s the first time since 1978 that two Union Jacks have flown above a MotoGP podium.

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Dani Pedrosa finished just inside the Top Ten, in 9th place.

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The Valentino Rossi Fan Club roars on their hero as he chases down Marquez and Lorenzo.

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He may not have made the podium for the first time this season but Valentino Rossi had plenty to celebrate. His lead in the championship was extended to 23 points after Jorge Lorenzo crashed out of the race.

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To the victor goes the spoils. Marc Marquez lifts the winners trophy, note the tribute to Marco Simoncelli.

Photos: © 2015 Tony Goldsmith / www.tonygoldsmith.net – All Rights Reserved

Tony Goldsmith is an Isle of Man based freelance motorcycle racing photographer specialising in MotoGP and the Isle of Man TT races. His website can be found at www.tonygoldsmith.net. He can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Tony Goldsmith

Tony Goldsmith is a freelance motorcycle racing photographer based in the Isle of Man. He specializes in taking photos of the MotoGP Championship, as well as the Isle of Man TT road races.

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