Lorenzo defeats Marquez in Silverstone thriller

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Sunday 1st September, 2013 - 11:10pm

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Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo returned to the top of the podium at the British Grand Prix after coming out on top in a sensational race-long battle with Marc Marquez.

Having dislocated his shoulder in a morning warm-up crash, Marquez defied expectations by proving able to cling onto the rear wheel of Lorenzo’s fast starting Yamaha throughout the opening stages.

Marquez remained tucked in behind his rival until scything down the inside at Brooklands with little over two laps remaining.

Lorenzo was able to return the favour at Vale on the penultimate tour and appeared to have the race won before another dive at Brooklands swung the pendulum in Marquez’s favour once more.

The battle was not over, however, as Marquez slipped just wide enough at the final turn to allow Lorenzo back through.

The victory is Lorenzo’s third in four years at Silverstone and breaks a four-race winning streak from points leader Marquez.

Dani Pedrosa finished third on the second of the Repsol Hondas having stalked the two protagonists for much of the race.

Valentino Rossi came out on top in his own intense last lap battle with Alvaro Bautista for fourth, while Stefan Bradl, Cal Crutchlow, Nicky Hayden, Bradley Smith and Aleix Espargaro completed the top 10.

Hayden’s Ducati team-mate Andrea Dovizioso had sat eighth heading into the final laps before a mistake ended his race.

Starting third on the grid, Crutchlow had proven unable to thrill his home fans after a large crash of his own in the warm-up.

See below for the full race result

Pos. Rider Team Bike Time/Gap
1 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha

40’52.515

2 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team Honda

+0.081

3 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team Honda

+1.551

4 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha

+13.233

5 Alvaro BAUTISTA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda

+13.298

6 Stefan BRADL LCR Honda MotoGP Honda

+20.227

7 Cal CRUTCHLOW Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha

+26.299

8 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati Team Ducati

+35.993

9 Bradley SMITH Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha

+36.119

10 Aleix ESPARGARO Power Electronics Aspar ART

+53.196

11 Andrea IANNONE Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati

+59.058

12 Michele PIRRO Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati

+1’00.710

13 Hector BARBERA Avintia Blusens FTR

+1’01.690

14 Colin EDWARDS NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki

+1’01.843

15 Danilo PETRUCCI Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter

+1’08.833

16 Randy DE PUNIET Power Electronics Aspar ART

+1’09.063

17 Claudio CORTI NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki

+1’16.474

18 Hiroshi AOYAMA Avintia Blusens FTR

+1’16.535

19 Michael LAVERTY Paul Bird Motorsport PBM

+1’32.057

20 Yonny HERNANDEZ Paul Bird Motorsport ART

+1’36.224

21 Bryan STARING GO&FUN Honda Gresini FTR Honda

+2’00.635

DNF Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team Ducati

2 Laps

DNF Lukas PESEK Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter

19 Laps

See below for the updated points standings

Pos. Rider Points
1 Marc MARQUEZ

233

2 Dani PEDROSA

203

3 Jorge LORENZO

194

4 Valentino ROSSI

156

5 Cal CRUTCHLOW

136

6 Stefan BRADL

113

7 Alvaro BAUTISTA

103

8 Andrea DOVIZIOSO

96

9 Nicky HAYDEN

88

10 Aleix ESPARGARO

68

11 Bradley SMITH

66

12 Michele PIRRO

44

13 Andrea IANNONE

41

14 Colin EDWARDS

27

15 Hector BARBERA

27

16 Danilo PETRUCCI

22

17 Randy DE PUNIET

20

18 Ben SPIES

9

19 Claudio CORTI

7

20 Yonny HERNANDEZ

7

21 Alex DE ANGELIS

5

22 Karel ABRAHAM

5

23 Hiroshi AOYAMA

4

24 Michael LAVERTY

3

25 Bryan STARING

2

26 Javier DEL AMOR

1

 

 

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