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Moto2: Marquez and Kallio clash in FP3

Marc Marquez and Mika Kallio clash during Moto2 final practice at Motegi.
The early stages of Saturday's final Moto2 practice for the Japanese Grand Prix saw a controversial clash between championship leader Marc Marquez and Mika Kallio.

Kallio overtook Marquez on the inside at Motegi's Turn Seven left-hander and was slightly in front of Marquez heading into the following right-hand corner.

However the pair collided as Kallio turned in - Marquez's front wheel stabbing the centre of the Finn's Kalex and pushing him into a lowside, which then became a highside when his sliding rear wheel gripped.

Kallio was left visibly fuming, but apparently unhurt - his Marc VDS bike having barrel-rolled to a halt beside him. 2013 MotoGP rider Marquez remained on two wheels and rejoined the track after running through the gravel.

Marquez holds a hefty 48-point title lead over Pol Espargaro with four rounds to go.


Tagged as: Mika Kallio , moto2 , Marc Marquez

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