Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 16 Aug 2015
Jorge Lorenzo has moved into the lead of the MotoGP world championship following a dominant lights to flag victory in Brno.
Marc Marquez tried to stick with him but the Movistar Yamaha rider was in a class of his own, pulling a three second gap over the Spaniard in the first ten laps.
Valentino Rossi failed to capitalise from his first front row start since Assen, the Italian lost two places off the line to Andrea Dovizioso and Bradley Smith. By the time he’d fought back through, Lorenzo and Marquez had already pulled a two second gap.
The Ducatis of Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone fought it out for fourth place, with Dani Pedrosa joining them towards the end of the race. The Spaniard, who injured his ankle in a crash on Friday, passed Dovizioso on the final lap to cross the line fifth.
Bradley Smith was once again first satellite rider home in seventh place ahead of team mate Pol Espargaro.
Aleix Espargaro and Danilo Petrucci rounded out the top ten after crashes for CWM LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow and Suzuki’s Maverick Vinales in the closing stages.
Lorenzo’s victory sees him equal Valentino Rossi on points, but having won more races he moves into the championship lead ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
Brno MotoGP – Race Result