Jorge Lorenzo vrooms to victory at Silverstone

Sep 02, 2013, 02:15 IST | AFP

Reigning MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone yesterday ahead of Spanish compatriots Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa. Honda's Marquez maintained his lead at the top of the overall standings

Marquez, 20, had won the previous four Grand Prix and leads Honda teammate Pedrosa by 30 points, with Yamaha’s Lorenzo a further nine points adrift with six races left in the 18-race season.

Jorge Lorenzo (left) celebrates on the podium after winning the British MotoGP at Silverstone in Northamptonshire. Pic/AFP

Fourth-placed Italian Valentino Rossi, a seven-time world champion, is a distant 77 points off the leader having also finished fourth yesterday.

The lead at Silverstone changed hands regularly between pole-sitter Marquez and Lorenzo, who only made the final decisive move a few turns from the finish.

Pedrosa was largely a spectator in the leaders’ battle, following closely in third, but not closely enough to make a pass.

Lorenzo had not won a Grand Prix since the middle of June at Catalonia.

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