Jorge Lorenzo wins San Marino GPBy Team Overdrive
Factory Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo triumphed at the Misano GP amid an eventful start to the race, which saw his nearest rival Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa forced to start from the pit lane after he suffered a locked wheel in his bike on the starting grid before the race, and then was taken out by Barbera of Pramac Ducati a few corners later on lap one. The race was already delayed by the problems on Karel Abraham’s Cardion AB racing Ducati, which led to a restart after a sighting lap.
Factory Ducati’s Valetino Rossi had his best race on the Ducati in dry conditions with a strong second place finish, much to the delight of the local fans.
It was an edge of the seat finish for the third place with Gresini Honda’s Alvaro Bautista taking the honors by just 0.003 seconds from Tech 3 Yamaha’s Dovizioso. Fifth place went to Yamaha’s Ben Spies who crossed the line ahead of Bradl of satellite Honda and Ducati’s Nicky Hayden.
It was a very emotional third place finish for Bautista, his first ever, and on a track that is now named in the memory of Marco Simoncelli, who was in the same team during his ill fated crash in the last year’s Malaysian GP.
Lorenzo now has a buffer of 38 points to Pedrosa, who is placed second overall with 232 points. Casey Stoner is in third place with 186 points, who was out for this race amid injuries sustained in the last round.
Moto 2 :
The race, which was shortened because of the oil spill by Federal Oil Gresini Moto 2’s Gino Rea, fans witnessed what was a nail biting, last lap, three way battle for the race lead which was eventually won by Team Catalunya Caixa Repsol’s Marc Marquez. Pons 40 HP Teunti’s Espargaro finished in second place and Speed Master’s Iannone in a close third.
Marc Marquez leads the championship with 238 points, Espargaro is in second overall with 185 and Iannone is in third with 165 points.
Moto 3 :
It was a five riders fight for the win in the latter part of the race with Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Sandro Cortese winning the hard fought battle. RW Racing GP’s Luis Salom finished second and Team Italia FMI’s Romano’s Fenati followed in close third.
Cortese leads the championship with 225 points, FTR Honda’s Vinales is in second place with 179 points and Luis Salom is in third with 169 points.