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2015-08-17 08:56

WINNER IN BRNO: Czech MotoGP winner Jorge Lorenzo (centre) poses with second place Marc Marquez (left) and Valentino Rossi in third. Image: AP /Petr David Josek

CZECHOSLOVAKIA Brno - Jorge Lorenzo won the 2015 Czech MotoGP in Brno from pole position on Sunday (August 17) to move level with Valentino Rossi at the top of the World Championship standings.

The Yamaha rider dominated the race to take victory in a time of 42min53.042 seconds, more than four seconds ahead of his compatriot Marc Marquez with Italian Rossi in third.

TAKING ON ROSSI

Lorenzo told reporters after his fifth victory of the season: "Luckily, I had a little bit more pace than Marc and won this very important victory because now I'm leading the championship with Valentino." 

Lorenzo, the 2010 and 2012 world champion, is level in the overall standings on 211 points with team mate Rossi, 52 points ahead of Honda's Marquez, the 2014 champion.

Results from the 2015 Czech Republic MotoGP:

1 Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 42:53.042
2 Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda 42:57.504
3 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha 43:03.439
4 Andrea Iannone (Italy) Ducati 43:06.113
5 Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 43:08.692
6 Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati 43:08.767
7 Bradley Smith (Britain) Yamaha 43:14.863
8 Pol Espargaro (Spain) Yamaha 43:16.282
9 Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Suzuki 43:36.826
10 Danilo Petrucci (Italy) Ducati 43:38.303
11 Yonny Hernandez (Colombia) Ducati 43:43.015
12 Scott Redding (Britain) Honda 43:43.216
13 Alvaro Bautista (Spain) Aprilia 43:47.479
14 Stefan Bradl (Germany) Yamaha Forward 43:47.666
15 Loris Baz (France) Yamaha Forward 43:53.358

Standings from the 2015 Czech Republic MotoGP:
1 Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 211
2 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha 211
3 Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda 159
4 Andrea Iannone (Italy) Ducati 142
5 Bradley Smith (Britain) Yamaha 106
6 Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati 104
7 Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 91
8 Pol Espargaro (Spain) Yamaha 81
9 Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Honda 74
10 Danilo Petrucci (Italy) Ducati 63
11 Maverick Vinales (Spain) Suzuki 62
12 Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Suzuki 53
13 Yonny Hernandez (Colombia) Ducati 41
14 Scott Redding (Britain) Honda 37
15 Hector Barbera (Spain) Ducati 20

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