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As the summer wears on, this weekend saw round 11 of the 2015 MotoGP series. It's been a close-run contest so far, and the Czech Grand Prix at the Automotodrom Brno saw the contest reach new levels of intensity.


Valentino Rossi took an early lead in the contest, roaring into first place in round one and staying there ever since, and he's spent the rest of the season so far seeing off challenges from all corners. The gap between the Italian racer and his Yamaha Movistar teammate Jorge Lorenzo has fluctuated throughout the rounds but, at Brno, Lorenzo managed to close the gap.


Reigning champion Marc Marquez is determined not to go down without a fight, though – the Respol Honda hopeful clashed fiercely with Lorenzo as they tore away from the pack, but the Yamaha rider built up an impressive four second lead.


Back among the rest of the pack, Rossi fought hard to pass Smith and Dovizioso to claim third and hold onto his spot at the top of the leaderboard. But with Lorenzo tied for first on 211 points apiece, it could be anyone's game from here on out - although the bosses at Yamaha will be smiling either way!


Elsewhere, Marc Marquez continues to claw back some points after a disappointing start to the season, but at 52 behind, he has some work to do.

Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha SPA 211
2 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha ITA 211
3 Marc MARQUEZ Honda SPA 159
4 Andrea IANNONE Ducati ITA 142
5 Bradley SMITH Yamaha GBR 106
6 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati ITA 104
7 Dani PEDROSA Honda SPA 91
8 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha SPA 81
9 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda GBR 74
10 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati ITA 63
11 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki SPA 62
12 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki SPA 53
13 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati COL 41
14 Scott REDDING Honda GBR 37
15 Hector BARBERA Ducati SPA 20
16 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia SPA 16
17 Loris BAZ Yamaha Forward FRA 15
18 Jack MILLER Honda AUS 12
19 Stefan BRADL Aprilia GER 11
20 Michele PIRRO Ducati ITA 8
21 Nicky HAYDEN Honda USA 8
22 Eugene LAVERTY Honda IRL 7
23 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda JPN 5
24 Mike DI MEGLIO Ducati FRA 2

The season's back on British soil in two weeks' time, taking on the legendary Silverstone circuit. Will you be there?

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