MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi of Italy sprays champagne as he celebrates after winning the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island, Australia, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
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Valentino Rossi rolled back the years to win his sixth premier class Australian Grand Prix Sunday after world champion Marc Marquez's cruise to a pole-to-flag victory was ended suddenly by a crash on lap 18 .With a second successive MotoGP world title secured in Japan last week, 21-year-old Honda rider Marquez looked destined to match Mick Doohan's record of 12 race wins in a single season when he led by four seconds.Seven-times world champion Rossi was racing in his 250th premier class grand prix and had won a ding-dong battle with team mate Jorge Lorenzo for what he thought would be second place only to claim his first win in Australia since 2005 .
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