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Rossi's MotoGP title hopes 'closed' after Catalan GP crash

Yamaha's Valentino Rossi admits, while mathematically he can still win, his MotoGP title hopes have "closed" after crashing from second place in the Catalan Grand Prix. Running in the podium battle from the off, Rossi found himself in second on lap 14 when Petronas SRT's Franco Morbidelli made a mistake at the first corner. But the Yamaha rider's 350th premier class race would last just two more laps, as he crashed at Turn 2. Having been just 26 points adrift of the championship lead ahead of the Catalan GP, he is now 50 points down after registering his second-successive DNF and the third of the season. "In order not to despair, we have to think that it was a good weekend...
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