San Marino MotoGP: Lorenzo dominates to take win

Published: 15 September 2013

Reigning MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo  showed his class in San Marino to take the win by 3.379 seconds from championship leader Marc Marquez.

Lorenzo got a terrific start from second on the grid and opened up a gap of over one second on the first lap.

The battle for the final two podium places came down to team-mates Dani Pedrosa and Marquez, with the pair passing each other quite aggresively several times in the mid section of the race.

Marquez was the stronger of the two and managed to gap Pedrosa, who finished third.

Valentino Rossi was never quite in touch with the Honda's, despite running third early in the race. Rossi finished fourth, 15 seconds behind winner Lorenzo.

Cal Crutchlow was running in fifth with Stefan Bradl close behind in sixth for the majority of the race, but the Brit lost out to Bradl on the final lap to finish sixth.

CRT rider Aleix Espargaro was hoping to capitalise on a brilliant qualifying position of sixth, but the Spaniard jumped the start and was forced to take a ride through penalty. Espargaro finished 13th behind Colin Edwards, the first CRT rider home.

1 25 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 161.0 44'05.522
2 20 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 160.8 +3.379
3 16 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 160.5 +7.368
4 13 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 160.1 +15.062
5 11 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 159.6 +22.355
6 10 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 159.6 +22.599
7 9 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 159.1 +31.059
8 8 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 158.4 +42.702
9 7 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 158.3 +44.858
10 6 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati 158.1 +47.818
11 5 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 158.1 +48.011
12 4 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 157.2 +1'03.154
13 3 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 157.0 +1'07.600
14 2 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Avintia Blusens FTR 156.5 +1'15.528
15 1 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 156.4 +1'17.907
16  71 Claudio CORTI ITA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 155.7 +1'29.655
17  14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 155.4 +1'33.990
18  70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 155.3 +1'36.860
Not Classified
  67 Bryan STARING AUS GO&FUN Honda Gresini FTR Honda 153.8 4 Laps
  8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Blusens FTR 155.6 7 Laps
  68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Paul Bird Motorsport ART 153.7 19 Laps
  17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing ART 152.2 21 Laps
  29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 155.6 25 Laps
  52 Lukas PESEK CZE Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 148.0 25 Laps

 

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