Spanish Grand Prix
Race Ended
Jerez - 6th May
Fastest Lap - M.Marquez 1:39.159
Rider Team Time FLs
5 1
Repsol Honda Team 41:39.678 2 25
3 2
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +5.241 0 20
7 3
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR +8.214 0 16
9 4
Alma Pramac Racing +8.617 0 13
10 5
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +8.743 0 11
12 6
Alma Pramac Racing +9.768 0 10
11 7
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +13.543 0 9
20 8
Angel Nieto Team +14.076 0 8
15 9
EG 0,0 Marc VDS +16.822 0 7
19 10
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +19.405 0 6
16 11
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +21.149 0 5
14 12
LCR Honda +21.174 0 4
21 13
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +21.765 0 3
17 14
Reale Avintia Racing +22.103 0 2
25 15
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini +36.755 0 1
22 16
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +41.861 0 0
24 17
Reale Avintia Racing +49.241 0 0
23 18
Angel Nieto Team +1 Lap 0 0
1 -
LCR Honda Crashed Out 0 0
18 -
EG 0,0 Marc VDS Crashed Out 0 0
13 -
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Retired 0 0
8 -
Ducati Team Crashed Out 0 0
4 -
Ducati Team Crashed Out 1 0
2 -
Repsol Honda Team Crashed Out 1 0
6 -
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Crashed Out 0 0
Live Commentary
Summary: Carrying on from where he left off in America, Marquez romped to his second win of the year. It was a race that saw its fair share of incidents, perhaps none more dramatic than a three-way incident that took out points leader Dovizioso, along with Ducati teammate Lorenzo and Pedrosa as well.

Zarco stayed out of trouble to add to his increasing number of second place trophies while Iannone rounded out the podium after diving past Petrucci in the challenging Turn 5 on the last lap.

Rossi finished fifth with the still-recalcitrant Yamaha, ahead of Miller and Vinales. Bautista was eighth, in front of Morbidelli, who scored his best premier class finish in ninth while Kallio rounded out the top-10.

The concludes our coverage. Join us again for the French GP in two weeks!
Lap 25: Marquez starts out on the final lap with a very healthy lead, enough to allow for a bit of showboating along the way! MARQUEZ WINS! That hands the points lead to the reigning champion. Zarco brings home yet another respectable P2 while Iannone continues to set things right with Suzuki with another podium finish. There will be no further action taken about the incident between Pedrosa, Dovizioso and Lorenzo.
Lap 24: The KTM teammates Kallio, Smith and Pol Espargaro battle over P10 with two laps to go. It doesn't look like Petrucci has anything for Iannone after losing P3 to the Suzuki rider.
Lap 23: Petrucci and Iannone have broken away from Rossi and Miller. And that bit of breathing room is all Iannone needs to mount a successful charge on Petrucci for P3.
Lap 22: Bautista continues to hold off Vinales for P7 but from the looks of it, probably not for too long, as the Ducati is scampering for grip. Rossi dives inside Miller to retake P5.
Lap 21: The big incident from lap 17 has allowed Morbidelli to move up to P9, which would be the best result of his rookie season so far.
Lap 20: Petrucci is not a lock for the podium by any means, as he has a trio of hungry riders on his tail, snaking their way through the corners. Pedrosa walks back to the garage under his own power, which is certainly a good sign.
Lap 19: Zarco and Petrucci now occupy the podium positions, with Marquez a country mile out in front. Rossi is overtaken by Miller for P5. The incident between Pedrosa, Lorenzo and Dovizioso is currently under investigation.
Lap 18: Pedrosa sits trackside, looking like he could be nursing an injury. Dovizioso is livid with Ducati teammate Lorenzo for that incident!
Lap 17: HUGE CRASH! Three riders down! It's Pedrosa and both Ducatis going for a tumble. A real disaster for Ducati, caused by their rider Lorenzo, who, after getting passed by Dovzioso, tried to cut back inside without noticing Pedrosa even further inside and they touched, sending Lorenzo rebounding into teammate Dovizioso.
Lap 16: Rossi leans inside Petrucci but to no avail. That allows Iannone to break away.
Lap 15: Rossi has lost P7 to countryman Petrucci and the two go at it again. Dovizioso has meanwhile managed to retake P3 from Pedrosa. Jerez is the only circuit where Dovizioso has not had a podium finish in the premier class, other than the new-for-2018 Buriram circuit of course.
Lap 14: Marquez is starting to leave his pursuers behind to squabble over P2. Seeing this, Dovizioso tries to rush things with Lorenzo in the final corner but runs wide and loses P3 to the Spaniard.
Lap 13: Suzuki is aiming for its third podium in a row since 2008. Currently, Iannone is three positions short of doing the job, in P6.
Lap 12: Rookie Luthi has crashed out in the Alex Criville corner after his rode out a bit too far on the kerb. That will be his first retirement in the premier class. Marquez rides over some of the gravel left on track from Luthi's off and almost loses the rear but for a most incredible save. Even speedway riders do not get THAT sideways!
Lap 11: Smoke pours off the rear tyre of Dovizioso, despite the Italian's normally gentle modulation of the throttle, proving just how slick the surface is today, as he continues to look for a way past Lorenzo.
Lap 10: Reigning Moto2 champ Morbidelli is currently on course for his first top-10. The slick surface catches out yet another as Abraham is down! He is uninjured and able to walk away. As the tyres wear out on this hot circuit, he will likely not be the last to slip up.
Lap 9: Dovizioso has surgically cut his way up to P4 and now he slices the gap under Pedrosa to crack the last podium position. He will be setting sights on his struggling Ducati teammate Lorenzo next.
Lap 8: Marquez dives under Lorenzo in the corner bearing the latter's namesake and we have a new race leader! It was looking inevitable for quite some time as Lorenzo's rear end was dancing in the turns, like a two-wheeled samba on a greasy spot.
Lap 7: Rossi takes advantage of a tiny slip-up from Petrucci to take over P8. CRUTCHLOW DOWN! The pole-sitter crashes out for the second time in two races after driving far too hard into Turn 1.
Lap 6: Zarco runs way wide and loses positions to Rins and Dovizioso but manages a heroic recovery to hang on to his Yamaha. RINS DOWN! He gets in too hot at the Alex Criville corner and shoots off track, straight into the gravel trap. He is livid with himself and for good reason - that is his third crash in four races.
Lap 5: Pole-sitter Crutchlow takes a struggling Zarco for P4. He will be aiming to become the first British rider to win from pole since Barry Sheene in Sweden back in 1981 today.
Lap 4: Dovizioso gets past Rins for P6. The Italian started P8 and is, as always, methodically working his way up the order instead of barging through.
Lap 3: Marquez sets the fastest lap. Lorenzo's soft front tyre already starting to give up? He runs wide but barely manages to stay ahead of Pedrosa. That has disrupted Pedrosa enough to where he is unable to hold off a daring dive by Marquez.
Lap 2: A disappointed Aleix Espargaro is out of the running already, as he parks his Aprilia trackside and hangs his head. Marquez has moved up to P3 behind Repsol Honda teammate Pedrosa.
Lap 1: The red lights go out and the Spanish Grand Prix is GO!! Lorenzo puts his soft compound tyre to good use and gets the hole shot into Turn 1. Pedrosa and Zarco have been able to hold on to their front row starting order but pole-sitter Crutchlow has plummeted to P5 already. The crowd goes wild seeing their Latin heroes out front!
Preview: It's race day at Jerez as the MotoGP calendar kicks off its European swing! Spain is home to many of the star riders on the grid, who will surely be spurred on by the local support; perhaps none more so than reigning champion Marquez, who arrives with the Americas GP trophy in tow. However, all eyes will be on Crutchlow today, who, at the end of a tight qualifying session that saw the quickest 12 riders within 0.8s, came out on top and will lead the front row off the line alongside Pedrosa and Zarco. Points leader Dovizioso will start down in eighth while Marquez fared slightly better, with fifth starting spot. Among the rookie crop, Nakagami was quickest and he will line up 14th, edging out 2017 Moto2 champion Franco Morbidelli, long-time Moto2 ace Thomas Luthi, as well as Hafizh Syahrin and Xavier Simeon. One of four Moto GP venues in Spain, Jerez was built in 1986. A straightforward clockwise layout featuring a mix of medium and high-speed corners amid not too many elevation changes, the circuit is surprisingly devoid of flow-breaking chicanes. Andrea Dovizioso comes in leading a tight championship battle, just a point clear of Marquez, with Vinales trailing a further five markers behind his fellow countryman. Will that order be shaken up today? Tune in at 12 PM GMT to find out!
Temp: 25°C
Forecast: Sunny
Track: Dry

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