Carole Nash
Content Writer
Published: 18th May 2015

Round 5 of the MotoGP went speeding ahead in Le Mans, France, despite tough riding conditions following a sharp rise in temperatures at the weekend.

Jorge Lorenzo won his second MotoGP race in a row, with Italy’s Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso following his lead in quick succession. Despite passing both Bradley Smith and Andrea Iannone, it was a difficult ride for Honda rider Marc Marquez – he was unable to keep up with Lorenzo’s pace and crossed the finish line of the 28 lap race in fourth position.

In other news, Marquez’s fellow Repsol Honda rider Dani Predrosa returned to MotoGP having missed three events following arm pump surgery. Predrosa managed to crawl his way up to 7th position, but dramatically fell to 16th place having lost the front in turn three on the second lap.

An extraordinary feat, Andrea Iannone flew across the finish line in fifth place, despite suffering from a dislocated shoulder acquired in a testing fall at Mugello last Tuesday. Aleix Espargo was also in serious pain while competing in Le Mans, following a violent highside on Saturday, and finished in 24th place.

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points

1

Valentino ROSSI Yamaha ITA

102

2

Jorge LORENZO Yamaha SPA

87

3

Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati ITA

83

4

Marc MARQUEZ Honda SPA

69

5

Andrea IANNONE Ducati ITA

61

6

Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda GBR

47

7

Bradley SMITH Yamaha GBR

46

8

Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha SPA

35

9

Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki SPA

31

10

Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki SPA

27

11

Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati ITA

25

12

Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati COL

20

13

Scott REDDING Honda GBR

13

14

Hector BARBERA Ducati SPA

13

15

Dani PEDROSA Honda SPA

10

16

Nicky HAYDEN Honda USA

8

17

Loris BAZ Yamaha Forward FRA

6

18

Jack MILLER Honda AUS

6

19

Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda JPN

5

20

Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia SPA

3

21

Eugene LAVERTY Honda IRL

2

22

Stefan BRADL Yamaha Forward GER

1


Round 6 will take place at the Mugello circuit in Italy, a course which includes 15 turns and a long straight. The race starts on Friday 29th May.