Lorenzo Ends Marquez’s MotoGP Hot Streak at the British MotoGP

Jorge Lorenzo has stopped his fellow countryman’s record-setting hot streak…

The 26-year-old Spanish professional motorcycle road racer won the British MotoGP at Silverstone on Sunday despite being overtaken by championship leader Marc Marquez during the final lap.

Jorge Lorenzo

Honda rider Marquez, who started the race in pole position, dislocated his left shoulder in the warm-up and was overtaken early in the race by Lorenzo.

The 20-year-old regained the lead in the last lap but Yamaha rider Lorenzo said “he opened up a little space and I said ‘now or never.’ ”

Defending champion Lorenzo’s victory ends Marquez’s four-race winning streak. But Marquez still remains atop the standings of the Moto GP.

Lorenzo finished 0.081 of a second ahead of Marquez. Dani Pedrosa, also of Honda, finished third and Valentino Rossi came in fourth.