Lorenzo beats Marquez in Italy

Source:AFP Published: 2016-5-23 0:28:14

Jorge Lorenzo overtook Marc Marquez at the line to win the Italian MotoGP on Sunday, as home favorite Valentino Rossi retired with a mechanical problem.

Spaniard Lorenzo took the lead from pole-sitter Rossi at the first corner, but nine-time world champion Rossi bowed out early after his bike failed him when he was looking primed to make a pass.

Instead it was down to Marquez to pressure world champion Lorenzo, and he took the lead from his compatriot on the final lap, only to see the Yamaha man steal the victory meters from the finish. Lorenzo made the most of the opportunity to claim his third win of the season and second in a row, to extend his advantage in the riders' standings over Honda's Marquez to 10 points.

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