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Marc Marquez's total domination of the 2014 MotoGP season came to an end at Brno in the Czech Republic as team-mate Dani Pedrosa broke the world champion's monopoly of the premier class.

Incredibly, Marquez - who appeared to be struggling with tyre issues - failed to make it onto the podium, with Movistar Yamaha pair Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi finishing second and third respectively.

It was a magnificent performance from Pedrosa, who answered those critics who felt he shouldn't have been rewarded with a new Honda contract in emphatic fashion.

The Honda rider came home with 0.410s to spare over Lorenzo, with Rossi 5.2s down on the winner and Marquez a further five seconds behind in a distant fourth position.

Andrea Iannone came out on top of a Ducati battle with Andrea Dovizioso to take fifth, while Bradley Smith was the top British rider in ninth place on the Monster Yamaha tech 3 M1.

Pramac racer Iannone shot into the lead at the first corner from second place on the grid ahead of Dovizioso, with Pedrosa right in the mix in third.

Pole man Marquez was fourth in the first corners with Lorenzo breathing down his neck. The Yamaha rider barged through into fourth ahead of Marquez at T4, with Rossi taking advantage to bump Marquez back to sixth.

Lorenzo was a rider in a hurry and on lap two he was up to third after making a pass on Pedrosa at the final chicane before a brilliant move saw him take Ducati pair Dovizioso and Iannone on the brakes at T3 to hit the front. Rossi was also making ground, passing Marquez at T5 after the championship leader went slightly wide.

Cal Crutchlow was a faller on lap two and although the British star managed to rejoin the race, he was later forced to retire the Ducati.

Lorenzo was attempting to make a break for it and on lap three he had opened a gap of half a second over Pedrosa, who had got past Dovizioso at T10.

Marquez gained a place with a pass on Rossi for fourth at T3 as the pair looked for a way past Iannone in third place. Lorenzo, meanwhile, had extended his lead to 0.8s but Pedrosa was into a rhythm and quickly began to eat into the Yamaha rider's lead.

Iannone and Marquez went toe to toe on lap five through T3 and T4, with Marquez briefly taking third at T3. Iannone, though, wouldn't go down without a fight and hit straight back as the Honda rider ran wide, with both riders touching at the next corner before Marquez had the final say, making another pass to inherit third before edging away from the Pramac Ducati.

Rossi swiftly followed with a pass on Iannone on the same lap, while at the front Pedrosa was now right with Lorenzo after reeling in the YZR-M1.

He made his move at T3 on lap six and although Lorenzo had a look at T5, Pedrosa held station and from this point on gradually began to drop the early leader, opening a lead of half-a-second.

Marquez was desperately trying to get on terms in third, with Rossi keeping the Honda rider in his sights. Iannone, Dovizioso, Stefan Bradl, Pol Espargaro and Aleix Espargaro were next, with Bradley Smith 10th on the Monster Yamaha Tech 3.

Northern Ireland's Michael Laverty and Pol Espargaro both went down on lap seven, with Yonny Hernandez a retirement on the Pramac Ducati.

Pedrosa was chalking up the laps and had a lead of 1.1s on lap 10, with Lorenzo a second ahead of Marquez who in turn was around one second clear of Rossi.

The expected Marquez charge failed to materialise and he began to fall into the clutches of Rossi, seemingly struggling with tyre issues.

The Italian was right on the rear of Marquez's back wheel and seized his chance on lap 12, taking third at T5 as the Honda star ran wide.

Pedrosa was increasingly looking like the race winner and had the luxury of a 1.7s lead on lap 16, with Lorenzo 2.1s clear of Rossi, who was pulling away from Marquez.

Lorenzo began to make inroads into Pedrosa's lead in the final laps, but the Honda rider always seemed in control and could afford to slacken the pace ever so slightly as he went on to clinch victory by 0.410s.

Rossi was a safe third, with Marquez uncharacteristically subdued in fourth. Iannone had the upper hand in the Ducati battle for fifth over Dovizioso as LCR Honda's Bradl, Aleix Espargaro on the Forward Yamaha, Smith and Alvaro Bautista completed the top 10.

Scott Redding got the better of Michele Pirro for 11th on the Open class Honda, while Leon Camier grabbed a point in 15th on the Drive M7 Aspar.

Czech MotoGP:
1. Dani Pedrosa
2. Jorge Lorenzo
3. Valentino Rossi
4. Marc Marquez
5. Andrea Iannone
6. Andrea Dovizioso
7. Stefan Bradl
8. Aleix Espargaro
9. Bradley Smith
10. Alvaro Bautista
11. Scott Redding
12. Michele Pirro
13.Hiroshi Aoyama
14.Karel Abraham
15. Leon Camier
16. Alex De Angelis
17. Hector Barbera
18. Mike Di Meglio
19. Broc Parkes
Danilo Petrucci
Cal Crutchlow
Pol Espargaro
Michael Laverty
Yonny Hernandez



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