Marquez extends lead with 50th career race win at Czech MotoGP
Brno (Czech Republic): Honda's Marc Marquez claimed his 50th career race win with victory at the Czech MotoGP on Sunday after the race had originally been delayed by 45 minutes due to rain.
Spain's defending champion beat Ducati's Italian Andrea Dovizioso by 2.4sec to extend his advantage at the top of the riders' standings to 63 points with his sixth triumph of the season.
"I was really concentrating from the beginning because there was some wet patches on turn one but I decided to start and keep my rhythm," Marquez, 26, told broadcaster BT Sport.
"I saw 'Dovi' was behind me and I kept pushing and pushing and pushing.
"I am very happy, it was a crazy weekend," he added.
Australian Jack Miller pipped Alex Rins to third spot for his second podium of the campaign in a race cut by one lap due to adverse weather conditions.
"This is definitely the better one (podium), it was nice to fight at the end," Millar said.
"I saw Rins' rear tyre was spinning so I just bided my time, waited and waited and he was really struggling," the 24-year-old added.
Eight-time world champion Valentino Rossi was sixth and trails Marquez by 110 points in the overall standings.
Earlier in the day, Marc's brother Alex also made the most of pole position to dominate the Moto2 to register his fifth win of the season.