Jorge Lorenzo takes second place at Indianapolis

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Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo and teammate Valentino Rossi put up a strong fight today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to take their sixth double Yamaha podium of the year, scoring second and third respectively.

Lorenzo started from third on the grid and took the holeshot as the field bunched up in the first corner. He put his head down to clear off at the front closely followed by rival Marc Marquez behind, the two racing with less than 0,3s between them.

The Yamaha rider kept the pace up lap after lap with an inch perfect performance and led until three laps remained, Marquez making his move going into turn one to take the lead. Lorenzo tried to pass back, but was unable to make it stick and had to settle for second place, 0,688s from the front.

Lorenzo‘s well-deserved second place puts him on 186 points, 9 points behind championship leader Rossi, who holds a total of 195 points.

JORGE LORENZO
It could have been worse and it could have been better. Second place in MotoGP is always a very good result because these are the best riders in the world, so to fight for the win and lead for so many laps during the race is difficult. I pushed a lot from the start in every corner and I probably lost more energy than Marc, who was following me. When he attacked I really didn‘t have enough energy and I wasn‘t fresh enough to make an attack on him, so I recovered four points on Vale and lost five points to Marc, but he‘s still quite far behind in the championship. I think we should celebrate this result after a difficult weekend and my crash from this morning. I am satisfied, let‘s see what happens in the next race.

Source: Yamaha Racing

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