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2015-05-03 16:58

LORENZO LAPS IT UP: MotoGP's Yamaha Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo (centre) gives a thumbs-up at the Jerez track. He won the 2015 Spanish GP ahead of Honda's Marc Marquez in May 3. Image: Jorge Guerrer

JEREZ, Spain - Jorge Lorenzo won his first race of the 2015 season after leading the Spanish MotoGP here from start to finish on Sunday on Sunday (May 3).

The double former champion had a good start from pole and steered his Yamaha unchallenged through the 28 laps of the 4.4km Jerez Circuit.

Defending champion Marc Marquez, riding with a broken and pinned pinkie finger, kept his Honda in second place all the way behind his fellow Spaniard.

Valentino Rossi was a distant third on his Yamaha.

200TH PODIUM FOR ROSSI

It was Lorenzo's 34th win in the top category, after failing to make the podium in the season's first three races. It was also Valentino Rossi’s 200th career podium.

The race took on the face of Formula 1 towards the end with none of the top 10 riders really challenging – or, possibly, being in a position to challenge. Rossi made a determined attack on Marquez through the last half-dozen laps but, realizing he wasn’t making much impression, determined to simply finish the race.

Perhaps the star of the race, effort-wise, was Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso who took a kitty-litter tour in the early laps to return to the track stone last but fought back through the pack to a creditable ninth.

LAP RECORD - TWICE

The battle between Pol (Ducati) and Aleix (Yamaha) Espargaro also brightened up the action as they fought over fifth place – with Aleix eventually finishing seventh.

Lorenzo broke the lap record to take pole – then went on to break that record during the race with a lap of 1min38.735.

Result from the 2015 Motorcycling GP of Spain
1 Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 44min57.246
2 Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda 45min02.822
3 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha 45min08.832
4 Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Honda 45min19.973
5 Pol Espargaro (Spain) Yamaha 45min23.866
6 Andrea Iannone (Italy) Ducati 45min24.267
7 Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Suzuki 45min32.691
8 Bradley Smith (Britain) Yamaha 45min33.542
9 Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati 45min39.179
10 Yonny Hernandez (Colombia) Ducati 45min48.318
11 Maverick Vinales (Spain) Suzuki 45min48.920
12 Danilo Petrucci (Italy) Ducati 45min49.667
13 Scott Redding (Britain) Honda 45min50.298
14 Hector Barbera (Spain) Ducati 45min50.446
15 Alvaro Bautista (Spain) Aprilia 45min54.590

MotoGP points after the 2015 Spanish GP
1 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha 82
2 Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati 67
3 Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 62
4 Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda 56
5 Andrea Iannone (Italy) Ducati 50
6 Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Honda 47
7 Bradley Smith (Britain) Yamaha 36
8 Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Suzuki 31
9 Pol Espargaro (Spain) Yamaha 26
10 Maverick Vinales (Spain) Suzuki 20
11 Danilo Petrucci (Italy) Ducati 19
12 Scott Redding (Britain) Honda 13
13 Yonny Hernandez (Colombia) Ducati 12
14 Hector Barbera (Spain) Ducati 10
15. Alvaro Bautista (Spain) Aprilia 2

Moto2 result
1 Jonas Folger (Germany) Kalex 45min01.873
2 Johann Zarco (France) Kalex 45min03.804
3 Tito Rabat (Spain) Kalex 45min04.095
4 Thomas Luethi (Switzerland) Kalex 45min08.706
5 Xavier Simeon (Belgium) Kalex 45min12.959
6 Franco Morbidelli (Italy) Kalex 45min14.352
7 Luis Salom (Spain) Kalex 45min14.838
8 Simone Corsi (Italy) Kalex 45min16.307
9 Alex Marquez (Spain) Kalex 45min19.946
10 Marcel Schroetter (Germany) Tech3 45min23.831

Moto2 points standings
1 Johann Zarco (France) Kalex - 73
2 Jonas Folger (Germany) Kalex - 57
3 Alex Rins (Spain) Kalex - 49
4 Thomas Luethi (Switzerland) Kalex - 43
5 Franco Morbidelli (Italy) Kalex - 43
6 Sam Lowes (Britain) Speed up - 41
7 Tito Rabat (Spain) Kalex - 33
8Xavier Simeon (Belgium) Kalex - 31
9 Mika Kallio (Finland) Kalex - 31
10 Hafizh Syahrin (Malaysia) Kalex - 24

Moto3 result
1 Danny Kent (Britain) Honda 41min19.552
2 Miguel Oliveira (Portugal) KTM 41min19.649
3 Brad Binder (South Africa) KTM 41min19.848
4 Fabio Quartararo (France) Honda 41min20.434
5 Efren Vazquez (Spain) Honda 41min22.458
6 Romano Fenati (Italy) KTM 41min30.587
7 Francesco Bagnaia (Italy) Mahindra 41min30.678
8 Jorge Navarro (Spain) Honda 41min31.313
9 Enea Bastianini (Italy) Honda 41min35.413
10 John McPhee (Britain) Honda 41min35.516
    
Moto3 points standings
1 Danny Kent (Britain) Honda 91
2 Efren Vazquez (Spain) Honda 60
3 Fabio Quartararo (France) Honda 52
4 Enea Bastianini (Italy) Honda 47
5 Brad Binder (South Africa) KTM 44
6 Isaac Vinales (Spain) Husqvarna 38
7 Miguel Oliveira (Portugal) KTM 33
8 John McPhee (Britain) Honda 28
9 Alexis Masbou (France) Honda 26
10 Romano Fenati (Italy) KTM 26


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