Catalan GP: Lorenzo Hammers In Another Win; Rossi Continues Third-Place Podium Streak

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Two weeks after his Mugello win, Jorge Lorenzo today it two in a row by winning the Catalan GP at the Montmeló circuit. The Spaniard, who started from pole, moved into the lead of the race on lap 2 when he passed Marquez, and then firmly held onto that position right until the chequered flag, finishing over four seconds ahead of his Honda rival. Lorenzo has now moved up to seventh place in the overall standings on 66 points, equaling his team mate, but with more wins.

MotoGP Catalan GP Results (3)

Marc Marquez took an important second-place finish in Catalunya, which enabled him to extend his Championship lead to 27 points over runner-up Valentino Rossi. Marquez stuck to Lorenzo for the first nine laps of the race, looking for a chance to fight for the win. After realizing that it was too risky maintaining Lorenzo’s pace, he settled for the 20 points and a second-place position.

MotoGP Catalan GP Results (2)

Meanwhile, Valentino Rossi took his third consecutive third-place finish in the 2018 MotoGP World Championship at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya. Rossi had a good start from seventh on the grid and stormed to fifth going into Turn 1. One lap in, he passed Andrea Iannone and was in pursuit of the three-rider front group. With Andrea Dovizioso crashing out in lap 9, the Doctor moved up to third place. With a 3.5s gap to the leaders and over 2.5s to the rider behind him, the remaining 15 laps were a lonely ride for the Italian rider.

MotoGP Catalan GP Results (5)

LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow took fourth spot while Dani Pedrosa was able to maintain a decent pace despite struggling with a lack of grip, defending fifth position over Maverick Vinales on the final lap. It was an unfortunate race for Andrea Dovizioso, who also started from the front row after going third-quickest in qualifying on Saturday. The Italian crashed under braking for Turn 5 when he was in third and had to retire.

MotoGP Catalan GP Results (1)

The next race of the MotoGP World Championship will be in the Netherlands, at the Assen circuit for the Dutch TT from June 29 to July 1, 2018.

Check out the complete race result below

Pos. Rider Num Points Team Time/Gap
1 LORENZO Jorge 99 25 Ducati Team 40’13.566
2 MARQUEZ Marc 93 20 Repsol Honda Team 4.479
3 ROSSI Valentino 46 16 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 6.098
4 CRUTCHLOW Cal 35 13 LCR Honda 9.805
5 PEDROSA Dani 26 11 Repsol Honda Team 10.640
6 VINALES Maverick 25 10 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 10.798
7 ZARCO Johann 5 9 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 13.432
8 PETRUCCI Danilo 9 8 Alma Pramac Racing 15.055
9 BAUTISTA Alvaro 19 7 Angel Nieto Team 22.057
10 IANNONE Andrea 29 6 Team Suzuki Ecstar 24.141
11 ESPARGARO Pol 44 5 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 36.560
12 REDDING Scott 45 4 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 38.229
13 ABRAHAM Karel 17 3 Angel Nieto Team 1’21.526
14 MORBIDELLI Franco 21 2 EG 0,0 Marc VDS 3 laps
15 SYAHRIN Hafizh 55 0 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 4 laps
16 RABAT Tito 53 0 Reale Avintia Racing 6 laps
17 MILLER Jack 43 0 Alma Pramac Racing 7 laps
18 SMITH Bradley 38 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 11 laps
19 NAKAGAMI Takaaki 30 0 LCR Honda 11 laps
20 RINS Alex 42 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar 13 laps
21 DOVIZIOSO Andrea 4 0 Ducati Team 16 laps
22 SIMEON Xavier 10 0 Reale Avintia Racing 17 laps
23 ESPARGARO Aleix 41 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 20 laps
24 LUTHI Tom 12 0 EG 0,0 Marc VDS 21 laps
25 GUINTOLI Sylvain 50 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar 22 laps
26 KALLIO Mika 36 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing DNF 1st lap
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