Lorenzo Edges Past Marc Marquez to Win the San Marino Grand Prix

Jorge Lorenzo apparently owns the track at the San Marino Grand Prix…

The 26-year-old Spanish professional motorcycle road racer, the race’s defending champion, claimed a second consecutive MotoGP victory after leading almost from start to finish at the San Marino Grand Prix on Sunday.

Jorge Lorenzo

Lorenzo, who has now won his last three races at Misano, finished 3.379 seconds ahead of championship leader Marc Marquez.

Dani Pedrosa finished in third place, completing an all-Spanish podium.

Lorenzo started behind Marquez but swiftly took the lead and built an advantage of two seconds over the opening two laps.

Lorenzo, who won the British GP at the beginning of the month, now moves joint second in the standings, level with Pedrosa and 34 points behind Marquez.

Marquez is aiming to become the first rookie to win the championship since American Kenny Roberts in 1978.

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