MotoGP

Rossi Claims Dominant Spanish GP Victory

1 Mins read

Valentino Rossi rolled back the years with a dominant victory in the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez, leading every lap on the way to his first win of the year. The Italian led away from pole position with Jorge Lorenzo unable to keep up and despite a mid-race rally from the defending champion, Rossi always had matters under control.

With the three championship favourites together on the front row, a thrilling race was in prospect but much of the action came early on as Lorenzo and Marc Marquez fought to keep Rossi in sight. Lorenzo made a move on his teammate entering the stadium section on lap two but with the Spaniard running slightly wide, Rossi regained the advantage and never looked back.

Within six laps, the lead had stretched beyond a second and with Rossi remaining consistent in the low 1:40s, Lorenzo had fallen three seconds back by half distance with Marquez looking dangerous on his tail. A slight dip from Rossi eleven laps from home handed half a second to his teammate and appeared to hand Jorge hope as he closed to within two seconds on lap nineteen. Just as a close finish looked to be possible, Rossi responded and with Lorenzo appearing to struggle with rear tyre issues, ‘The Doctor’ eased home to a tremendous win.

Marquez faded badly in the second half of the Grand Prix, eventually trailing Lorenzo by nearly five seconds, but third spot saw him maintain his championship lead. Dani Pedrosa followed his teammate home in fourth with the Suzukis of Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales fifth and sixth. Andrea Iannone recovered from a poor qualifying and an even worse start to salvage seventh but Ducati endured another bittersweet afternoon with the luckless Andrea Dovizioso ruled out by a problem at the rear of his bike.

The British riders had disappointing outings with the exception of Eugene Laverty who took an excellent ninth for Aspar, just behind Pol Espargaro, but Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith toiled their way to eleventh and twelfth respectively. Scott Redding fared even worse, ending up the last of the nineteen finishers.

 

2016 GRAN PREMIO RED BULL DE ESPANA (RACE RESULT)

[table id=1018 /]

Related posts
Formula 1MotoGP

Ferrari Considered Giving Valentino Rossi a Full-time Drive with Sauber for 2007

2 Mins read
Ex-Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has opened up about the negotiations that went down between Ferrari and Valentino Rossi in the mid-2000s.
IMSAIndyCarMotoGPNASCAR

NBC to shut down NBCSN by end of 2021, motorsports like NASCAR and IndyCar among affected

5 Mins read
NBC plans to end NBCSN before the end of 2021. Motorsports like NASCAR, IndyCar, IMSA, and MotoGP, which have races on the network, will have to look for alternatives in the NBC family like USA Network.
MotoGP

Oliveira and Tech3 victorious in Styria

3 Mins read
Miguel Oliveira claimed his maiden win in the premier class and for Red Bull KTM Tech3 in a stop-start second AustrianGP.

Leave a Reply