Jorge Lorenzo closed the gap on Dani Pedrosa at the top of the MotoGP standings after the current world champion won the Catalunya Grand Prix.

It was the Spaniard’s third win of the season and reduces the deficit at the top of the standings to seven points after Pedrosa finished second. Marc Marquez took third spot to complete an all-Spanish top three.

It was actually Pedrosa who started the race on pole but a stunning first lap by Lorenzo saw him take the lead, where he remained for the rest of the race.

It was Lorenzo’s second successive win after finishing in front at Mugello in the last race.

Brit Cal Crutchlow was aiming for a third successive podium having qualified in second but he crashed out in the sixth lap of the race.

Valentino Rossi finished fourth and the nine-times world champion sits in fifth in the overall standings. Germany's Stefan Bradl crossed the finish line in fifth place.


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