Carole Nash
Content Writer
Published: 15th June 2015

The weekend saw a return to sunny Spain – Catalunya, to be precise – for round seven of the MotoGP. The Monster Energy de Catalunya saw the Movistar Yamaha team dominate the competition once again, with both of their riders claiming podium spots.

Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo stormed ahead of the pack, with Lorenzo keeping up his stunning form in front of a home crowd to reach his fourth consecutive win for the second time in his career. His performance also means he holds a new record for consecutive laps led in the MotoGP class – a seriously impressive 103.

Rossi crossed the finish line less than a second later, with the two locked in an ever-tenser battle for the season’s overall top spot. Just a single point separates them at the moment – the next race promises to be a fierce battle between the two teammates!

Respol Honda’s Dani Pederosa rounded out the podium spots – his first of the season – but elsewhere the Respol team suffered worse luck. Reigning champion Marc Marquez hasn’t been able to catch a break this season – despite a brief spell in second, Marquez crashed out at the end of lap three, putting him in fifth overall.

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha ITA 138
2 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha SPA 137
3 Andrea IANNONE Ducati ITA 94
4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati ITA 83
5 Marc MARQUEZ Honda SPA 69
6 Bradley SMITH Yamaha GBR 68
7 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda GBR 47
8 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki SPA 46
9 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha SPA 45
10 Dani PEDROSA Honda SPA 39
11 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati ITA 39
12 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki SPA 31
13 Scott REDDING Honda GBR 27
14 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati COL 26
15 Hector BARBERA Ducati SPA 16
16 Loris BAZ Yamaha Forward FRA 13
17 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia SPA 11
18 Jack MILLER Honda AUS 11
19 Stefan BRADL Yamaha Forward GER 9
20 Michele PIRRO Ducati ITA 8
21 Nicky HAYDEN Honda USA 8
22 Eugene LAVERTY Honda IRL 7
23 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda JPN 5
24 Mike DI MEGLIO Ducati FRA 2

Round eight will see the season head to the Netherlands on the 27th of June for the Motul TT Assen. Marquez was the winner there in 2014, but who will come out on top this time around?