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Lorenzo triumphs in San Marino GP
Jorge Lorenzo
Jorge Lorenzo has won his second consecutive Grand Prix, winning the GP Aperol di San Marino e Riviera di Rimini at Misano on Sunday afternoon. The World Champion, who took the lead at the start, controlled the pace as championship leader Marc Marquez beat Dani Pedrosa to second position.

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli has delivered another glorious result for Lorenzo, who has now flourished at the Adriatic venue for three years in a row. The win, which is the 49th of his career and 28th in the premier class, also confirms that the Mallorcan has won both Italian races on the calendar for a trio of successive seasons.

Lorenzo grabs the lead at the start
From second on the grid, Lorenzo shot into the lead as pole-sitter Marquez dropped to third on the opening lap. The latter would put on a spurt in the second half of the race, but by this point had fallen to fourth place due to an unforced error; Marquez recovered from his Turn 8 mistake to catch and pass both Lorenzo’s teammate Valentino Rossi and his Repsol Honda Team colleague Pedrosa. However, as the two Honda riders engaged in a battle, Lorenzo’s already comfortable lead only grew.

Marquez’s championship lead is now 34 points with five races remaining, while Lorenzo has drawn level with Pedrosa for second overall. Rossi and Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Cal Crutchlow are the only other two riders who can mathematically still clinch the title; the Italian ended Sunday’s race fourth, while the Englishman fell to sixth on the final lap behind LCR Honda MotoGP’s Stefan Bradl. Alvaro Bautista was seventh for GO&FUN Honda Gresini, having claimed his maiden MotoGP™ podium at Misano in 2012, while Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso beat teammate Nicky Hayden and Ignite Pramac Racing’s Michele Pirro to eighth spot.

11th was Tech3’s Bradley Smith, while Colin Edwards (NGM Mobile Forward Racing) was the leading CRT rider in 12th; the American finishing one position ahead of Aleix Espargaro (Power Electronics Aspar) who, from an impressive sixth on the grid, ran fourth on Lap 1 but was handed a ride-through penalty for jumping the start. Six riders failed to make the finish, including Energy T.I. Pramac Racing’s Andrea Iannone who was one of six Italians racing in front of a passionate crowd.

The MotoGP World Championship continues with Round 14, the Gran Premio Iveco de Aragon, at MotorLand Aragon in north-eastern Spain on 29th September.


Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Time/Gap
1 25 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 44'05.522
2 20 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +3.379
3 16 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +7.368
4 13 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +15.062
5 11 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda +22.355
6 10 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +22.599
7 9 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda +31.059
8 8 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati +42.702
9 7 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati +44.858
10 6 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati +47.818
11 5 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +48.011
12 4 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki +1'03.154
13 3 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART +1'07.600
14 2 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Avintia Blusens FTR +1'15.528
15 1 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter +1'17.907
16 0 71 Claudio CORTI ITA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki +1'29.655
17 0 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART +1'33.990
18 0 70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM +1'36.860
DNF 0 67 Bryan STARING AUS GO&FUN Honda Gresini FTR Honda 4 Laps
DNF 0 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Blusens FTR 7 Laps
DNF 0 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Paul Bird Motorsport ART 19 Laps
DNF 0 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing ART 21 Laps
DNF 0 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 25 Laps
DNF 0 52 Lukas PESEK CZE Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 25 Laps

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