MotoGP – Lorenzo dominates to claim second win in a row

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  1. Simon

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    Two weeks after his Mugello triumph, Jorge Lorenzo made it two in a row by winning the Catalan GP at the Montmeló circuit.

    The rider from Mallorca, who started from pole, moved into the lead of the race onLap 2 when he passed Honda's Marc Marquez, and then firmly held onto that position right until the chequered flag, finishing more than four seconds ahead of his Honda rival.

    Lorenzo has now moved up to seventh place in the overall standings on 66 points, followed by Dovizioso with the same haul, while Ducati now lie second overall in the Constructors’ championship with 132 points.

    Lorenzo said: “Today’s win was really fantastic! We showed that we can win not only by entering the first turn in first place, but also by recovering and overtaking the others. It was actually a complicated race because I got off to a bad start and lost a lot of metres to Marquez, but I told myself that the race was long and I had to keep calm.

    "It wasn’t too difficult to take Marquez, because I had that little bit extra under braking, but he stayed pretty close to me right down to the flag.

    "Now we’ve got a very competitive package and I think that this is the most complete Ducati bike of all time: We must capitalise on this situation because the Desmosedici works well at virtually every track, it doesn’t consume the tyres too much, and this is a big advantage. Now let’s enjoy this win and then we’ll think about the next race.”

    The next race of the MotoGP championship will be in the Netherlands, in two weeks time, at the Assen circuit for the Dutch TT from June 29 to July1.

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