Marquez is 33 points ahead with two races left. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
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Marc Marquez extended his world championship lead to 33 points with a victory in a feisty Australian MotoGP at Phillip Island Sunday. Marquez fought off the leading group of eight riders to clear out and win the race by 1.799 seconds from Yamaha duo Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales.The victory extended Marquez's lead on the world standings by a further 22 points over Andrea Dovizioso with two races remaining in Malaysia and Spain.It was Marquez's sixth win of the season and he was starting off the pole for the fourth successive year in Australia.It was the second MotoGP win for Marquez at Phillip Island after his victory in 2015, while he has crashed out twice when leading the race.
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