MotoGP

Lorenzo wins in Misano – San Marino MotoGP

Marc Marquez extended his lead in the MotoGP World Championship today despite victory falling to Jorge Lorenzo in the San Marino Grand Prix at Misano.

Marquez failed to keep his advantage from pole position and lost places to both Lorenzo and team mate Dani Pedrosa at the start, falling to 4th when an aborted attack on Pedrosa saw him run wide and fall behind Valentino Rossi. Britain’s Cal Crutchlow ran 5th for most of the race absorbing pressure from Stefan Bradl, but the Honda rider squeezed past the Yamaha machine on the final lap to nick a few extra points.

Marquez enjoyed a late-race battle with Pedrosa over 2nd once he had re-passed Rossi, and the two Repsol Honda men swapped positions three times before Marquez eked out a gap over his team-mate; Lorenzo used the scrap to extend his own margin at the front and ensure his 2nd straight victory.

Bradley Smith finished 11th after running as high as 8th at the start, while Northern Ireland’s Michael Laverty finished in 18th position.

CLASSIFICATION – WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TOP THREE

1 Marc Marquez Honda 253 Pts
2 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 219 Pts
3 Dani Pedrosa Honda 219 Pts

CLASSIFICATION – RACE – SAN MARINO MOTOGP

POS RIDER TEAM LAP/RACE TIME
1 Lorenzo Yamaha 44:05:522
2 Marquez Honda +3.379
3 Pedrosa Honda +7.368
4 Rossi Yamaha +15.062
5 Bradl Honda +22.355
6 Crutchlow Yamaha +22.599
7 Bautista Honda +31.059
8 Dovizioso Ducati +42.702
9 Hayden Ducati +44.858
10 Pirro Ducati +47.818
11 Smith Yamaha +48.011
12 Edwards FTR Kawasaki +1.03.154
13 Espargaro ART +1.07.600
14 Aoyama FTR +1.15.528
15 Petrucci Ioda Suter +1.17.907
16 Corti FTR Kawasaki +1.29.655
17 De Puniet ART +1.33.990
18 Laverty PBM +1.36.860
DNF Staring FTR Honda 4 Laps
DNF Barbera FTR 7 Laps
DNF Hernandez ART 19 Laps
DNF Abraham ART 21 Laps
DNF Iannone Ducati 25 Laps
DNF Pesek Ioda Suter 25 Laps
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