Moto GP rider Marc Marquez of Spain takes a curve followed by Jonas Folger of Germany during the German Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Sachsenring circuit in Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany, Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
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Reigning world MotoGP champion Marc Marquez stormed to his eighth consecutive German Grand Prix win Sunday to snatch the overall championship lead.Marquez, who was fourth going into the day, now leads the championship by five points from Maverick Vinales, with Dovizioso a point further back in third.Folger thrilled the home crowd in the opening stages by passing Pedrosa and Marquez to take a shock lead on his Yamaha Tech3 after qualifying in third.The 24-year-old was made to work hard by Folger, but pulled away in the last two laps to win by 3.310 seconds.This is one of the tightest title races in history, with just 10 points separating leader Marquez from fourth-placed Rossi.
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