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Lorenzo extends MotoGP standings lead

05-24-2010 09:58 BJT

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Jorge Lorenzo is continuing his fine MotoGP season, as he has claimed the French MotoGP at Le Mans. In the process, Lorenzo has extended his world championship lead over Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi to nine points.

A superb start from Rossi from his pole position saw the Italian lead into the first turn ahead of Dani Pedrosa and Lorenzo. The latter though, quickly powered into second and was soon exerting serious pressure on his Fiat Yamaha team-mate.

The fight for the win started on lap seven when Lorenzo took the lead from Rossi, only to see the Italian immediately reclaim it. Evidently, no team orders in operation here. Back came Lorenzo and on lap ten he went ahead for good.

Lorenzo crossed the line in 44 minutes and 29.114 seconds, taking victory by a gap of 5.672 seconds from Rossi. It completed a Spanish clean sweep of victories - Toni Elias had earlier put Spain on top in the Moto2 category with his second win of the year - while Pol Espargaro triumphed in the 125cc category.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CCTV.com

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