MotoGP: Austrian Grand Prix, as it happened

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The best riders in the world are in Austria this week, as the campaign to catch Marc Marquez continues.

The final three laps of this race have been an absolute thriller. Jorge Lorenzo has won the Austrian Grand Prix, his third victory of the season. Critically, Austria remains Ducati land. Marquez is 2nd but he has extended his championship lead to 59 points.

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Marquez has a real job on his hands now. Lorenzo putting the hammer down with five to go. But we do still have a race on our hands. Dovizioso does not look to be a factor at this point. In other news, Rossi is fighting for a top six finish today.

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Lorenzo has taken Marquez with nine laps to go.

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The Ducatis making some meaningful headway now. Lorenzo is soft/soft, Dovizioso is medium/medium and Marquez is medium/hard. 11 laps to go now and the Ducatis are gaining at sector two and three.

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Xavier Simeon has crashed out at Turn 9. Meanwhile Lorenzo is making life exceedingly difficult for Dovizioso. This race for second is turning into the story of the race. Just 15 laps to go now.

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#93 is starting to destroy the field now. The Ducatis are falling back very quickly. This is turning into a race between Dovizioso and Lorenzo for second. Something has to go devastatingly wrong now, with just 20 laps to go.

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They call this Ducati land. However, in the early stages of this race, Marquez is holding them off with the hard rear tyre. The world champion looks to be in control with 23 laps to go now.

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LAP 2: Marquez, Lorenzo, Dovizioso, Crutchlow

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LAP 1: Lorenzo, Marquez, Dovizioso, Crutchlow, Rins

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The conditions in Austria are absolutely glorious right now. The bar is already high.

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#JorgeLorenzo looks to be in the zone, as he should. As far as he is concerned this won’t just be about Marquez and Dovizioso.

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Marc Marquez leads the championship by 49 points. Can he stretch the lead this weekend?

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So, the big story this weekend is that Marquez has some unfinished business at this venue. We sense some more history will be made in just a few minutes now.

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It is going to be an enormous undertaking though, given that he has secured poll position yet again this season. It is getting to that time of the hour now.