It would be wrong to have any other image lead this story than this one, because it is the defining image of the weekend. Moto2 rider Luis Salom's unfortunate demise on Friday during Free Practice meant the proceedings were always going to be sombre, but this moment in parc ferme evoked the loudest cheers and applause. It was Salom's passing away that made Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez shake hands, for even they must have realised that their love for motorcycling is what brings them together, and that at the end of the day, that is all that matters, really.The weekend has been a bit topsy-turvy. Yamaha fared well in the first two Practice sessions, then the tragedy unfolded, post which officials reverted to the F1 track layout. The factory Hondas seemed to benefit from the changes to the track, while the Yamahas struggled in the following sessions. Fingers were pointed, objections were made, accusations were hurled, names were taken.Jorge Lorenzo was probably just not into it ever since he made up his mind about the layout changes favouring Honda. He did get off to another flyer today, but couldn't shake Marquez and Co off his tail. Rossi, who had fallen to eighth place in the early stages, slowly picked off one rider after another, and soon enough, had passed his teammate for the lead. Seeing Lorenzo struggling to keep up, Marquez passed him as well. And then Dani Pedrosa did the same. As did Maverick Vinales. JL99 was clearly facing an issue, and would've probably not finished even in the top six.The reigning champion is always a target, but even Lorenzo wouldn't have expected Andrea Iannone to have taken that literally. On Lap 17, coming into Turn 10, the Suzuki-bound Andrea looked like he forgot he needed to brake to slow down, and by the time he remembered, he'd already crashed into the back of Lorenzo's M1. There's a reason why Ducati -- despite having a truly competitive bike -- is trailing the Tech 3 Yamaha satellite team in the team standings. There's a reason why Ducati chose Dovizioso over Crazy Joe. That reason was there for all to see today -- and it is the reason why Iannone will start the next race from the back of the grid.The pace had dropped considerably halfway through the race, but that didn't seem to affect The Doctor at all. He stuck to his lines, blocked Marquez to perfection, and even though the Spaniard mounted a late charge, he was asking too much of that beastly RC213V. Sliding and bucking its way into a corner, that Honda is winning races and securing podiums solely because of the man piloting it. And once he'd realised the championship leader had crashed out, he started thinking about making the most of what he had.'I was at the limit and we had a great battle with Valentino, but once I saw Lorenzo out I knew it was important to get the points', said the 23-year-old.Pedrosa took third to give Repsol Honda a bit more to feel good about, while Vinales, after failing to execute a dozen passes, clung on to finish fourth. Pol Espargaro, who will be riding a KTM next year, was the leading Independent rider in fifth, and Cal Crutchlow finished (yes, he did) in sixth.Thanks in no small measure to The Maniac indulging in target practice, Marquez, trailing Lorenzo by 10 points coming into this round, now leads the championship by 10 points.Rossi went on to term this as one of the finest victories of his career, and rightly so. The conditions were testing, grip was in short supply and Marquez really pushed him to the limit. But more than anything else, it was great to see two of the greatest motorcycle grand prix riders the world has ever seen bury the hatchet and get on with the racing. That's what they, the riders, the people running the show, and us lot watching all across the globe want to see\: a fierce, rough battle on track, not in the paddock.