Spanish Grand Prix
Race Ended
Jerez - 7th May
Fastest Lap - D.Pedrosa 1:40.243
Rider Team Time FLs
1 1
Repsol Honda Team 45:26.827 2 25
2 2
Repsol Honda Team +6.136 0 20
8 3
Ducati Team +14.767 0 16
6 4
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +17.601 0 13
14 5
Ducati Team +22.913 0 11
4 6
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +24.556 0 10
13 7
OCTO Pramac Racing +24.959 0 9
9 8
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +27.721 0 8
12 9
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini +31.233 0 7
7 10
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +38.682 0 6
11 11
OCTO Pramac Racing +40.979 0 5
21 12
Reale Avintia Racing +43.199 0 4
20 13
Reale Avintia Racing +43.211 0 3
16 14
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +47.964 0 2
19 15
Pull and Bear Aspar Team +51.279 0 1
22 16
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini +68.885 0 0
23 17
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR +87.450 0 0
5 -
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Crashed Out 0 0
3 -
LCR Honda Crashed Out 0 0
17 -
Pull and Bear Aspar Team Retired 0 0
15 -
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Crashed Out 0 0
18 -
EG 0,0 Marc VDS Crashed Out 0 0
10 -
EG 0,0 Marc VDS Crashed Out 0 0
Live Commentary
Summary: Pedrosa converted a hard-earned pole into a well-deserved victory at the Spanish Grand Prix. It was Dani's third win in Jerez and with it, he tied his teammate Marquez in the career wins tally. Marquez gave it all he had but a scary wobble with two laps to go convinced him to back off and salvage second place. Lorenzo finished third to score his first podium finish with Ducati after a miserable start to the season.

Zarco finished fourth after climbing his way to as high as second with an aggressive charge. He will be hoping to go atleast one better at his home race two weeks from now. Dovizioso made it two Ducatis in the top-5 in fifth.

Yamaha struggled mightily today with Vinales finishing sixth and Rossi a distant tenth after tyre woes. That brought Rossi's lead in the rider standings over Vinales down to 2 points heading in to Le Mans.

Petrucci did well to finish seventh for Pramac Racing, ahead of Folger and Aleix Espargaro.

That concludes our coverage for the weekend. Join us here again in two weeks' time for the French Grand Prix from Le Mans!
Lap 27: Pedrosa starts out on the last lap and it is looking good for a return to the top step of the podium for him. PEDROSA WINS Marquez is second and Lorenzo finishes on the podium to set his Ducati tenure on track. Zarco brings home an impressive fourth place after a remarkable charge in the early part of the race.
Lap 26: Redding is now looking to find a way past Rossi. Marquez has clearly decided he has done enough for the day and backs off the pace, choosing to take home a decent points haul as championship leader Rossi struggles.
Lap 25: With 3 laps to go, the gap between the leaders is close as ever, at just a second, give or take. Pedrosa has done a masterful job of controlling the race so far.
Lap 24: Just to highlight Rossi's struggle, he was 4.4 seconds off leader Pedrosa that last lap.
Lap 23: We see ex-MotoGP rider and rider coach to Pedrosa, Sete Gibernau, in the Repsol Honda pit, no doubt enjoying Dani's run so far. Rossi runs wide and loses P9 to Aleix Espargaro. He cannot wait to see the end of this race and salvage as many points as he can.
Lap 22: Folger makes the move on Rossi for P8 and the latter barely puts up a fight, all his concentration drained on nurturing his tyres to the finish.
Lap 21: Rossi's struggle continues as Folger now begins to size him up. Rossi is okay on the brakes but struggling to put the power down exiting the turns.
Lap 20: With eight laps to go, Pedrosa is certainly holding tough as the gap to Marquez comes back to over a second.
Lap 19: For the first time in this race, the gap between Pedrosa and Marquez comes down to under a second.
Lap 18: Vinales runs way wide and loses P5 to Dovizioso. We learn Rabat is okay after his crash earlier in the race.
Lap 17: As things stand in this stage of the race, Rossi's championship lead on Vinales would be down to 4 points while Marquez would close to within 6 points of the Italian.
Lap 16: Marquez has shaved half a second off Pedrosa's lead. As we expected, Pedrosa's medium compound rear tyre is starting to drop off now while Marquez's hard compound comes in.
Lap 15: Meanwhile, out front, the gap has reduced to 1.3 seconds between the two Repsol Honda men. Rossi, who is clearly dancing on the edge of out of control now, tries his best to hold off a charging Petrucci but to no avail. He loses P8 to the Pramac rider.
Lap 14: Vinales is through on both Rossi and Dovizioso! The Spanish rookie came alive in the second half of the two races he won to open the season; could he do the same today?
Lap 13: Lorenzo, who just made the pass for P3 on Zarco, is on the same tyre compounds as the Frenchman so it should be an even battle between the two, all things staying equal. A good battle for P5 ongoing between Dovizioso and the Yamaha boys Rossi and Vinales.
Lap 12: Lorenzo is now swarming all over Zarco but so far the latter is holding his ground against the factory Ducati rider. Not for too long however as Lorenzo takes P3 from Zarco, putting the Ducati grunt to good use.
Lap 11: Lorenzo is on a charge after Zarco, who is rapidly dropping off the pace. Dovizioso is through on compatriot Rossi after the championship leader runs wide on corner entry.
Lap 10: Following Miller's early retirement, Rabat crashes out of P13, compounding a miserable weekend for Estrella Galicia.
Lap 9: Zarco's early run of steam has run out as he drops back from Marquez now. The incident between Miller and Bautista is under investigation.
Lap 8: Pedrosa's gap has come down to 1.5 seconds but he is maintaining it well. Vinales gets out of shape trying to outbrake Iannone and they touch but they are both able to get away with it and motor on.
Lap 7: Crutchlow crashes out of P4 in Criville Corner and then along comes Pol Espargaro's KTM with Pol tumbling after it! Pol appears to be in some pain and the track marshals make a rush for him, stretcher in tow as Crutchlow walks away.
Lap 6: Zarco has lost P2 to Marquez. Miller and Bautista tangle and go for a tumble in the gravel. They are both able to get up but Miller is furious! He shoves Bautista, clearly feeling it was the Spaniard's fault.
Lap 5: Zarco is finally through on Marquez, making the move on the final corner convincingly outbraking the World Champion on the inside line and setting off after leader Pedrosa. Vinales makes a play at Iannone but backs away.
Lap 4: Pedrosa with the fastest lap. Vinales loses P6 to Lorenzo, who finally seems to be figuring out the Ducati after a miserable start to the season.
Lap 3: Pedrosa is on the option tyre so he is able to romp away and hoping he has enough of a lead on his pursuers once the tyre loses its edge. Zarco goes up the inside of Marquez and they almost touch!
Lap 2: Zarco is through on Rossi again and now makes the move on Rossi's teammate Vinales! What a remarkable drive from the double Moto2 Champion. And he still hasn't let up! He is through on Crutchlow and then Iannone! Folgers cracks the top-10 with a pass on Miller.
Lap 1: The red lights go out and the Spanish Grand Prix is GO!! Pedrosa leads away, with Marquez in tow. Iannone is third. Rossi returns the favour to Zarco after getting caught out by the young rookie and losing P6.
Preview: Hello and welcome to Jerez as we get ready to cover the Spanish Grand Prix. One of three Moto GP venues in the region, Jerez was built in 1986. It features a good mix of slow and medium speed corners amid not too many elevation changes. 23 riders will take the green flag today. For the first time since Sepang 2015, Pedrosa will start from pole position after he narrowly edged LCR Honda teammate Marquez for the fastest time at the end of qualifying yesterday. Crutchlow will start alongside them on the all-Honda front row. Fiery ex-teammates Rossi and Lorenzo will start next to each other on the third row. Look out for fireworks from that part of the grid! Suzuki test rider Takuya Tsuda will make his MotoGP debut in place of the injured Alex Rins. He was slowest of all the riders and will start from last on the grid. It will mark the 31-year-old Japanese rider's first MotoGP start. 2014 World Superbike champion Sylvain Guintoli will take over the GSX-RR from the French Grand Prix at Le Mans. Rins is set to miss multiple races after fracturing his left wrist in a practice crash at Austin, with a recovery time of six to eight weeks estimated for the Spaniard.
Temp: 28°C
Forecast: Sunny
Track: Dry

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