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F1 Paddock Pass: Italian Grand Prix post-race (VIDEO)

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The end of the European season is upon us but the NBC Sports Group original digital series, Paddock Pass, rolls on.

Nico Rosberg has won the last of the European races, the Italian Grand Prix, for his second win in as many weeks after winning at Spa-Francorchamps for the Belgian Grand Prix last week.

Meanwhile Lewis Hamilton recovered from a poor start to finish second, but still sees his title lead dwindle to just two points.

Here’s the latest from NBCSN pit reporter and insider Will Buxton from Monza.

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MotoGP points leader Fabio Quartararo scores third win of season

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Fabio Quartararo won the Catalan Grand Prix, recapturing the MotoGP points lead and his championship momentum Sunday with his third victory of the season.

Quartararo, who opened the season with his first two career victories in the premier series, took his first checkered flag in two months by winning at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya aboard his Petronas Yamaha SRT.

The French rider opened an eight-point lead (108-100) over Joan Mir, who finished second Sunday. Alex Rins was third.

After winning the previous race, Maverick Vinales slipped to 18 points behind Quartararo after a ninth-place finish.

Andrea Dovizioso was the points leader entering the race but crashed his Ducati in the second turn and placed last. Dovizioso fell three spots to fourth in the championship rankings, 24 points behind Fabio Quartararo in MotoGP.