Race Results and summary for MotoGP:
Dani Pedrosa won his first race of the year taking the lead at the Jerez circuit with 18 laps remaining and never coming under serious threat for the duration of the contest Sunday. But Dani's dominant victory wasn't the talk of the paddock; Marc Marquez's bump was. On the last lap of the race, Jorge Lorenzo appeared to have locked up a safe second -- and a slim lead in the championship -- as he approached the track's final corner, the one named after the rider himself just this weekend. As Lorenzo's Yamaha drifted wide in the slippery conditions, upstart Marc Marquez stuffed his Repsol Honda into the subsequent paltry gap, banging into Lorenzo's bike and forcing the World Champion wide. Marquez held his line and claimed second. A seething Lorenzo recovered for third. Valentino Rossi rode to an uneventful fourth and Cal Crutchlow won a battle for fifth.
The insult to Lorenzo didn't end with being used as a berm; The last-corner swap of positions with Marquez meant that the rookie now leads the championship with 61 points. Pedrosa is second with 58 points and Lorenzo drops from first to third with 57 points.
|Pos.||No.||Rider||Bike||Time / Diff.|
|15||5||Colin EDWARDS||FTR Kawasaki||+1'18.177|
|16||67||Bryan STARING||FTR Honda||+1'18.928|
|17||71||Claudio CORTI||FTR Kawasaki||+1'19.307|
|6||Stefan BRADL||Honda||24 Laps|
|29||Andrea IANNONE||Ducati||24 Laps|
|52||Lukas PESEK||Ioda-Suter||24 Laps|
|14||Randy DE PUNIET||ART||25 Laps|
|68||Yonny HERNANDEZ||ART||25 Laps|