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2015-06-14 16:46

TIM HANLON

YAMAHA 1-2 IN SPAIN: Race winner Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo (centre), team mate Valentino Rossi (left) and third-placed Dani Pedrosa (Honda) after the 2015 Catalunya MotoGP. Image: AFP / Josep Lago

BARCELONA , Spain - Jorge Lorenzo dominated from start to finish to win his fourth consecutive MotoGP race, the Catalunya event, Sunday.

The Spaniard led for a record 102 conecutive laps, breaking Casey Stoner's previous benchmark of 88 laps, after moving to the front on the first bend having started third.

ROSSI LEADS BY ONE POINT

Lorenzo's team  mate Valentino Rossi completed a 1-2 finish for Yamaha, while Honda's Dani Pedrosa was third.

Rossi continued to lead the MotoGP championship with 138 points, one point ahead of Lorenzo.

World champion Marc Marquez's poor season continued as he failed to finish his second successive race after crashing on Lap3.

"I was on my home circuit and I wanted to give 100 percent," Marquez told reporters. "The thing is, though, that if you are not at your best then these things can happen.

“I felt strong but couldn't brake into the corner."

2015 Catalunya MotoGP result
1 Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 42min53.208
2 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha 42min54.093
3 Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 43min12.663
4 Andrea Iannone (Italy) Ducati 43min18.133
5 Bradley Smith (Britain) Yamaha 43min20.990
6 Maverick Vinales (Spain) Suzuki 43min22.767
7 Scott Redding (Britain) Honda 43min29.632
8 Stefan Bradl (Germany) Yamaha Forward 43min35.311
9 Danilo Petrucci (Italy) Ducati 43min42.558
10 Alvaro Bautista (Spain) Aprilia 43min45.777
11 Jack Miller (Australia) Honda 43min46.874
12 Eugene Laverty (Ireland) Honda 43min48.973
13 Loris Baz (France) Yamaha Forward 43min49.040
14 Mike Di Meglio (France) Ducati 44min02.245
15 Alex de Angelis (San Marino) ART 44min18.471

2015 MotoGP points
1 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha - 138
2 Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha - 137
3 Andrea Iannone (Italy) Ducati - 94
4 Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati - 83
5 Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda - 69
6 Bradley Smith (Britain) Yamaha - 68
7 Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Honda - 47
8 Maverick Vinales (Spain) Suzuki - 46
9 Pol Espargaro (Spain) Yamaha - 45
10 Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda - 39
11 Danilo Petrucci (Italy) Ducati - 39
12 Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Suzuki - 31
13 Scott Redding (Britain) Honda - 27
14 Yonny Hernandez (Colombia) Ducati - 26
15 Hector Barbera (Spain) Ducati - 16

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