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2013-09-01 17:30

SPANIARDS ON TOP AGAIN: Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo (centre) celebrates on the podium after winning the 2013 British MotoGP. With him are compatriots Marc Marquez (left) and Dani Pedrosa. Image: AFP

SILVERSTONE, England - Reigning MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo won the British Motorcycle GP at Silverstone on Sunday ahead of Spanish compatriots Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa.

Honda's Marquez, who hurt a shoulder in the morning warm-up and had to be taken by ambulance to the circuit's medical centre, maintained his lead at the top of the overall standings.

Marquez, 20, won the previous four GP’s and is leading Honda team mate Pedrosa by 30 points with Yamaha's Lorenzo a further nine points back with six races left in the 18-race season.


Fourth-placed Italian Valentino Rossi, a seven-times World champion, is a distant 77 points off the leader having also finished fourth on Sunday.

Lorenzo led the race after passing Marquez shortly after the start. Only in the last four laps did Marquez attempt to challenge after following Lorenzo closely and eventually went past with a couple of laps to go – only for Lorenzo to re-take the lead and the win.

Pedrosa was largely a spectator in the leaders' battle, following closely in third, but not closely enough to make a pass.

Lorenzo had not won a MotoGP since the middle of June at Catalonia.


Just before the race started Marquez was docked two points for failing to observe safety regulations during the warm-up session for failing to slow down when yellow flags were waved after an earlier accident before crashing at the same place on the track and dislocating his left shoulder.

"He (Marquez) continued at racing speed and did not slow down and be prepared to stop as required by the regulations, the sport's ruling body said.

"His subsequent crash at the same point as the previous accident seriously endangered the rider being attended and the marshals in the accident zone."

A Race Direction hearing was held."The decision is to impose two penalty points on the 2013 season total of the MotoGP rider No.93 Marc Marquez."

Marquez recovered from the injury to take his place on pole position for Sunday's race in which he finished second behind World champion Jorge Lorenzo after a thrilling tussle.

Results from the 2013 British MotoGP at Silverstone
1 Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 40min52.515
2 Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda 40min52.596
3 Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 40min54.066
4 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha 41min05.748
5 Alvaro Bautista (Spain) Honda 41min05.813
6 Stefan Bradl (Germany) Honda 41min12.742
7 Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Yamaha 41min18.814
8 Nicky Hayden (US) Ducati 41min28.508

2013 MotoGP points standings
1 Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda 233
2 Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 203
3 Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 194
4 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha 156
5 Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Yamaha 136
6 Stefan Bradl (Germany) Honda 113
7 Alvaro Bautista (Spain) Honda 103
8 Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati 96
9 Nicky Hayden (US) Ducati 88
10 Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Aprilia

Moto2 results
1 Scott Redding (Britain) Kalex 38min22.897
2 Takaaki Nakagami (Japan) Kalex 38min23.963
3 Thomas Luethi (Switzerland) Suter 38min24.067
4 Esteve Rabat (Spain) Kalex 38min24.324
5 Dominique Aegerter (Switzerland) Suter 38min25.123
6 Mika Kallio (Finland) Kalex 38min31.039
7 Johann Zarco (France) Suter 38min35.043
8 Pol Espargaro (Spain) Kalex 38min36.125
9 Simone Corsi (Italy) Speed up 38min38.059
10 Mattia Pasini (Italy) Speed up 38min38.122

Moto3 results
1 Luis Salom (Spain) KTM 38min17.291
2 Alex Rins (Spain) KTM 38min17.340
3 Alex Marquez (Spain) KTM 38min17.989
4 Maverick Vinales (Spain) KTM 38min18.140
5 Miguel Oliveira (Portugal) Mahindra 38min37.852
6 Jonas Folger (Germany) Kalex 38min37.916
7 Jack Miller (Australia) FTR 38min37.922
8 Alexis Masbou (France) FTR 38min38.173
9 Jakub Kornfeil (Czech Republic) Kalex 38min42.261
10 Efren Vazquez (Spain) Mahindra 38min42.579
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