An incredibly dramatic race.
For a brief moment when the leaders swapped to different bikes, Nick Hayden was in second place. Small victories ...
The race began being declared wet and under drama as some riders opted for slicks. Pit stops for bikes with slicks began shortly after the start. Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso led the majority of the race. He was then hunted down and passed by Marquez who won his eighth successive race of the season.
Rossi originally started the warm up lap on slicks but switched wet tires, then switched back to slicks.
Lorenzo looked out of sorts after switching bikes and finished in thirteenth.
Pol Espargaro crashed twice and retired from the race. Colin Edwards II had to change bikes at least twice and maybe three times during the race.
Marquez's margin of victory was nearly seven seconds and he crossed the finish line doing a simulated breast stroke while balancing his chest on the Honda's tank.
The last rider to go eight wins in a row in the premier class was Giacomo Agostini in 1971.
Friend of Soup Ant West, a renown rain rider, won the Moto2 race in wet conditions.