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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.

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