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Lorenzo wins San Marino GP

2012-09-16 17:42

SAN MARINO, Italy - World championship leader Jorge Lorenzo won the 2012 San Marino MotoGP on Sunday and extended his lead in the championship.

His nearest championship challenger, fellow Spaniard Dani Pedrosa, crashed early in the race in Misano.

ROSSI BACK ON FORM

Honda rider Pedrosa was involved in a collision with Hector Barbera, causing both riders to crash, the pair of them lucky to walk away unhurt.

Italy's Valentino Rossi was second, just ahead of Alvaro Bautista.

Australian World champion Casey Stoner, third in the overall standings, is out of action after surgery on an ankle damaged in August.

Spaniard Dani Pedrosa starated from pole, his 41st such career start and his 23rd in MotoGP. He was 0.018sec quicker than 2010 champion and compatriot Jorge Lorenzo on a Yamaha with Brriton Cal Crutchlow third and 0.0144sec slower.

MotoGP race result
1 Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha - 42min49.836
2 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Ducati - 42min54.234
3 Alvaro Bautista (Spain) Honda - 42min55.891
4 Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Yamaha - 42min55.894
5 Ben Spies (U.S.) Yamaha - 42min57.379
6 Stefan Bradl (Germany) Honda - 43min03.108
7 Nicky Hayden (U.S.) Ducati - 43min30.743
8 Jonathan Rea (Britain) Honda - 43min32.998
9. Randy de Puniet (France) Aprilia - 43min59.463
10 Michele Pirro (Italy) Honda - 44min03.441
11 Colin Edwards (U.S.) Suter - 44min06.531
12 Yonny Hernandez (Colombia) Kawasaki - 44min08.909
13 James Ellison (Britain) Aprilia - 44min09.244
14 Danilo Petrucci (Italy) Ioda - 1 lap
15 David Salom (Spain) Kawasaki – 1 lap

Championship points
1 Jorge Lorenzo (ESP/Yamaha) 270
2 Dani Pedrosa (ESP/Honda) 232
3 Casey Stoner (AUS/Honda) 186
4 Andrea Dovizioso (ITA/Yamaha) 163
5 Cal Crutchlow (GBR/Yamaha) 122
6 Valentino Rossi (ITA/Ducati) 120
7 Alvaro Bautista (ESP/Honda) 118
8 Stefan Bradl (GER/Honda) 115
9 Nicky Hayden (USA/Ducati) 93
10 Ben Spies (USA/Yamaha) 77
11 Hector Barbera (ESP/Ducati) 60
12 Randy de Puniet (FRA/Aprilia) 48
13 Aleix Espargaro (ESP/Aprilia) 45
14 Karel Abraham (CZE/Ducati) 25
15 Yonny Hernandez (COL/Kawasaki BQR) 25

Moto2 race result
1 Marc Marquez (ESP/Suter) 23min11.278
2 Pol Espargaro (ESP/Kalex) +0.359sec
3 Andrea Iannone (ITA/Speed Up) +1.634
4 Mika Kallio (FIN/Kalex) +5.078
5 Esteve Rabat (ESP/Kalex) +5.246
6 Dominique Aergerter (SUI/Suter) +5.570
7 Scott Redding (GBR/Kalex)  +6.364
8 Bradley Smith (GBR/Tech3) +6.853
9 Thomas Luthi (SUI/Suter) +7.480
10 Johann Zarco (FRA/Motobi) +7.989

Championship points
1 Marc Marquez (ESP/Suter) 238
2 Pol Espargaro (ESP/Kalex) 185
3 Andrea Iannone (ITA/Speed Up) 165
4 Thomas Luthi (SUI/Suter) 161
5 Scott Redding (GBR/Kalex) 115
6 Mika Kallio (FIN/Kalex) 110
7 Bradley Smith (GBR/Tech 3) 85
8 Esteve Rabat (ESP/Kalex) 73
9 Dominique Aegerter (SUI/Suter) 73
10 Claudio Corti (ITA/Kalex) 67

Moto3 race result
1 Sandro Cortese (GER/KTM) 40min22.100
2 Luis Salom (ESP/Kalex KTM) at +0.467
3 Romano Fenati (ITA/FTR Honda) +0.937
4 Alex Rins (ESP/Suter Honda) +0.974
5 Maverick Vinales (ESP/FTR Honda) +1.145
6 Jonas Folger (GER/Kalex KTM) +1.180
7 Efren Vazquez (ESP/FTR Honda) +1.315
8 Niccolo Antonelli (ITA/FTR Honda) +3.983
9 Miguel Oliveira (POR/Suter Honda) +4.376
10 Arthur Sissis (AUS/KTM) +10.872

Championship points
1 Sandro Cortese (GER/KTM) 225
2 Maverick Vinales (ESP/FTR Honda) 179
3 Luis Salom (ESP/Kalex KTM) 169
4 Romano Fenati (ITA/FTR Honda) 120
5 Alex Rins (ESP/Suter Honda) 96
6 Alexis Masbou (FRA/Honda) 81
7 Zulfahmi Khairuddin (MAS/KTM) 81
8 Danny Kent (GBR/KTM) 70
9 Miguel Oliveira (POR/Suter Honda) 66
10 Niccolo Antonelli (ITA/FTR Honda) 63
 

Reuters