Fantastic four for Lorenzo as Marquez crashes out

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 14 Jun 2015

Four in a row for Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo took his fourth consecutive MotoGP victory this afternoon, storming to the win on home ground in Catalunya ahead of teammate Valentino Rossi as Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez crashed out once again.

Having dominated the last three races, Lorenzo again shot in to the first turn in the lead ahead of Andrea Dovizioso and Marc Marquez.

Knowing he couldn’t let Lorenzo get away, Marquez passed the Italian by the end of the first lap and began to chase down the Mallorcan in front.

Still injured from his crash last time out in Mugello, Cal Crutchlow was punted out in the first corners by Aleix Espargaro and the drama didn’t stop there as, pushing hard on Lorenzo for the lead, Marquez crashed out for the third time this season.

Rossi tried his best

This left Lorenzo with a significant gap at the front and Dovizioso in second was unable to run the pace. Rossi moved in to the runner-up spot on the third lap but Lorenzo was already on the charge ahead.

Dovizioso crashed out shortly afterwards, followed by the Espargaro brothers with all riders complaining about the bumpy and slippery track.

Rossi began to close on his teammate in the closing stages but it wasn’t enough, with Lorenzo eventually crossing the line just a second ahead. The Movistar Yamaha duo are now separated in the championship standings by just a point, with Rossi maintaining the advantage.

Catalunya MotoGP – Race Results

1

 

99

Jorge LORENZO

SPA

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Yamaha

165.3

42'53.208

2

 

46

Valentino ROSSI

ITA

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Yamaha

165.2

+0.885

3

 

26

Dani PEDROSA

SPA

Repsol Honda Team

Honda

164.0

+19.455

4

 

29

Andrea IANNONE

ITA

Ducati Team

Ducati

163.7

+24.925

5

 

38

Bradley SMITH

GBR

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Yamaha

163.5

+27.782

6

 

25

Maverick VINALES

SPA

Team SUZUKI ECSTAR

Suzuki

163.4

+29.559

7

 

45

Scott REDDING

GBR

EG 0,0 Marc VDS

Honda

163.0

+36.424

8

 

6

Stefan BRADL

GER

Athina Forward Racing

Yamaha Forward

162.6

+42.103

9

 

9

Danilo PETRUCCI

ITA

Octo Pramac Racing

Ducati

162.2

+49.350

10

 

19

Alvaro BAUTISTA

SPA

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Aprilia

162.0

+52.569

 

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