SILVERSTONE, England — Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo extended his lead in the MotoGP standings by securing a convincing victory in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone Sunday.
Starting fourth on the grid, Lorenzo moved through the field to win his fourth race in six this season and third in a row. The Spaniard now has a 25-point lead in the overall standings over Australia’s Casey Stoner, who finished second — more than three seconds behind Lorenzo.
Lorenzo, who this week signed a new two-year contract with Yamaha, said: “This season is just perfect.”
Lorenzo dropped to sixth after a poor start but went in front for the first time at the halfway point. The lead changed hands five times in half a lap before Lorenzo pulled away decisively.
Honda’s Dani Pedrosa finished third.Espargaro wins Moto2
Spain’s Pol Espargaro, on a Kalex, won the British Moto2 Grand Prix, beating home hope and teammate Scott Redding.
Another Spaniard, Suter rider Marc Marquez, took third.
Espargaro was winning for the second time this year, adding this sixth leg of the championship to his success in the Spanish GP in April.
He moves up to second in the Moto2 standings on 96 points, level with Thomas Luthi, only eighth here, and six behind leader Marquez. — Agencies