Lorenzo takes championship lead with victory in Brno

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 16 Aug 2015

Lorenzo took victory in Brno

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.

Marquez tried to hold on to Lorenzo

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

  1. Jorge Lorenzo – Movistar Yamaha 42’53.042
  2. Marc Marquez – Repsol Honda +4.462
  3. Valentino Rossi – Movistar Yamaha +10.397
  4. Andrea Iannone – Ducati Team +13.071
  5. Dani Pedrosa – Repsol Honda +15.650
  6. Andrea Dovizioso – Ducati Team +15.725
  7. Bradley Smith – Monster Tech 3 Yamaha +21.821
  8. Pol Espargaro – Monster Tech 3 Yamaha +23.240
  9. Aleix Espargaro – Team Ecstar Suzuki +43.784
  10. Danilo Petrucci – Octo Pramac Ducati +45.261
  11. Yonny Hernandez – Octo Pramac Ducati +49.973
  12. Scott Redding – Estrella Galicia 0,0 MarcVDS Honda +50.174
  13. Alvaro Bautista – Aprilia Racing +54.437
  14. Stefan Bradl – Aprilia Racing Team 54.624
  15. Loris Baz – Forward Racing +1’00.316 

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