Phillip Island MotoGP: Lorenzo wins with masterclass

Published: 20 October 2013

Jorge Lornezo put on a riding masterclass to take victory at Phillip Island and keep his hopes of a third MotoGP title alive.

The race was shortened to 21 laps, with the riders forced to pit no later than 10 laps. Dani Pedrosa was the first to enter the pits with Lorenzo coming in a lap later and Marc Marquez a lap later still.

As Marquez rejoined the track he collided with Lorenzo who was much faster through the first corner.

Marquez, who could have won the championship this weekend, was disqualified for entering the pits a lap too late. Lorenzo now trails Maquez by 18 points with two rounds remaining.

Dani Pedrosa finished second.

Factory Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi took the third step on the podium after coming out on top in a race long battle with Cal Crutchlow and Alvaro Bautista who finished fourth and fifth respectively.

1 25 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 174.1 29'07.155
2 20 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 173.4 +6.936
3 16 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 172.9 +12.344
4 13 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 172.9 +12.460
5 11 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 172.8 +12.513
6 10 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 171.3 +28.263
7 9 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 170.9 +32.953
8 8 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 170.7 +35.062
9 7 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 170.7 +35.104
10 6 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 170.4 +37.426
11 5 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 169.6 +46.099
12 4 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 169.4 +48.149
13 3 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati 169.2 +49.911
14 2 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Blusens FTR 169.2 +49.998
15 1 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 168.4 +58.718
16  23 Luca SCASSA ITA Cardion AB Motoracing ART 168.4 +58.791
17  71 Claudio CORTI ITA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 167.6 +1'08.105
18  70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 165.8 +1'27.230
19  52 Lukas PESEK CZE Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 165.5 +1'31.093
20  7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Avintia Blusens FTR 162.5 1 Lap
21  50 Damian CUDLIN AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 146.9 2 Laps

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