With 10 laps left, the 25-year-old Marquez set a lap record of his own and was untroubled thereafter. AFP / Jean-Francois MONIER
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Defending MotoGP champion Marc Marquez won a crash-marred French MotoGP Sunday, extending his overall lead in the championship as he chases a fifth world title.Marquez started from second, but both made poor starts and Jorge Lorenzo took the race lead as he chased a sixth career win at Le Mans. Dovizioso moved into second spot while Zarco fought back to third with Marquez fourth.Petrucci overtook Lorenzo soon after to move up to third, while Rossi moved ahead of Lorenzo into third with 14 laps to go.Last month, Rossi called Marquez a "dirty" rider at the Argentina GP in their latest bust-up. But with 10 laps left, the 25-year-old Marquez set a lap record of his own and was untroubled thereafter.
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