Jorge Lorenzo wins in Catalunya

Lorenzo came on top in the Catalan GP at Barcelona ahead of team mate Valentino Rossi as Marc Marquez crashes out.

Another perfect race for Lorenzo this Sunday. The Yamaha rider led from start to finish and managed to secure yet another victory in front of his home fans. The only rider capable of challenging his pace was Marc Marquez, but an attempt to take the lead on lap 3 let the Repsol Honda rider run wide and eventually crash out of the race.

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Rossi could not keep up with his team mate and finished in second place while Dani Pedrosa completed the podium. Lorenzo admitted that it was not easy to win: “To be honest, the last ten laps of today‘s race were probably one of the most hard and intense laps of my career. Valentino was very fast and knowing that the track was really hot and there was less grip than yesterday, I‘m happy with the results.”

This victory is Lorenzo’s fourth consecutive success , a first in his carrer. The result helped Lorenzo to equal Mike Hailwood’s record of 37 premier class victories. In the championship, Rossi still leads the way with one point from Lorenzo.

 

Results:

1Jorge LORENZOMovistar Yamaha MotoGPYamaha165.342’53.208
2Valentino ROSSIMovistar Yamaha MotoGPYamaha165.2+0.885
3Dani PEDROSARepsol Honda TeamHonda164.0+19.455
4Andrea IANNONEDucati TeamDucati163.7+24.925
5Bradley SMITHMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha163.5+27.782
6Maverick VIÑALESTeam SUZUKI ECSTARSuzuki163.4+29.559
7Scott REDDINGEG 0,0 Marc VDSHonda163.0+36.424
8Stefan BRADLAthinà Forward RacingYamaha Forward162.6+42.103
9Danilo PETRUCCIOcto Pramac RacingDucati162.2+49.350
10Alvaro BAUTISTAAprilia Racing Team GresiniAprilia162.0+52.569
11Jack MILLERCWM LCR HondaHonda161.9+53.666
12Eugene LAVERTYAspar MotoGP TeamHonda161.8+55.765
13Loris BAZAthinà Forward RacingYamaha Forward161.8+55.832
14Mike DI MEGLIOAvintia RacingDucati161.0+1’09.037
15Alex DE ANGELISE-Motion IodaRacing TeamART160.0+1’25.263
16Hector BARBERAAvintia RacingDucati156.11 Lap

 

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