LCR Honda's British rider Cal Crutchlow celebrates his victory on the podium after the MotoGP race at the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island on October 23, 2016. / AFP / SAEED KHAN /
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Cal Crutchlow comfortably held off Valentino Rossi over 18 laps at Phillip Island Sunday to claim his second career MotoGP victory and become the first British winner of the Australian Grand Prix.The 30-year-old, whose victory at Brno in August was the first in the premier class of grand prix racing for a British rider in 35 years, took full advantage after world champion Marc Marquez crashed out while leading the race.Marquez, who was looking for his sixth win of 2016, took full responsibility for his first failure to finish in 16 races this season.
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