Marquez finally beaten, Pedrosa wins Czech MotoGP

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Dani Pedrosa won the Czech Grand Prix on Sunday to end the season's winning streak of defending world champion Marc Marquez.

The Spanish rider with Repsol Honda covered 22 laps of the 5.403-kilometer (3.358-mile) Brno circuit in 42 minutes, 47.800 seconds for his 26th MotoGP victory.

Starting fifth, Pedrosa took the lead after overtaking Jorge Lorenzo with 17 laps remaining before cruising to victory. Lorenzo finished second and his Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's teammate Valentino Rossi was third. Marquez came fourth.

After winning all 10 previous MotoGP races, Marquez was seeking a record 11th victory. He started on pole but gradually dropped to sixth before rallying to third but Rossi passed him with 10 laps left.

Marquez still comfortably leads the overall standings.

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