MotoGP: Lorenzo lifted after rival's fall
Monday 17 September 2012
Jorge Lorenzo cruised to victory in the San Marino and Rimini Riviera Grand Prix yesterday after his championship rival Dani Pedrosa fell during the first lap.
Issues with Karel Abraham's Cardion AB Racing Ducati prompted a restart and polesitter Pedrosa ended up starting last after a tyre warmer problem. Pedrosa was then taken out by the front wheel of Pramac Racing's Hector Barbera on one of the opening turns.
Lorenzo (pictured) emerged triumphant on his Yamaha Factory bike ahead of the seven-times world champion Valentino Rossi, of Italy, who pleased the home fans by finishing second on his Ducati.
Spain's Alvaro Bautista, of San Carlo Honda Gresini, held off Andrea Dovizioso in a photo finish for third.
Lorenzo increased his lead over fellow Spaniard Pedrosa in the standings to 38 points, with five races remaining.
"It was a strange race," Lorenzo said. "It's too bad for Dani, but it was a good result for us."
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