Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi perform a one-two finish at the fourth round of the 2016 MotoGP
On April 24, 2016, the EXEDY-sponsored Movistar YAMAHA MotoGP team competed at the fourth round of the 2016 MotoGP, which was held at the Circuito de Jerez. Valentino Rossi, one of the riders on the team, placed first and got his first win of the season, and his teammate, Jorge Lorenzo, joined him on the winners podium after placing second.
The race was an intense battle between Rossi and Lorenzo
Rossi, who was off to a great start from pole position, dominated the first lap, in spite of the pressure he was feeling from the racers behind him. He protected his lead, finishing the race in first from start to finish, netting him is first victory of the season.
An ecstatic Rossi on the winners podium
His teammate Jorge Lorenzo was right on his tail, giving hot pursuit throughout the race, and ultimately finished in second.
It has been fifteen races since the Movistar YAMAHA MotoGP team performed a one-two finish. The last time they did so was in June of last year at the MotoGP’s 7th round.
Rossi (center) and Lorenzo (second from the left) on the winners podium
2016 MotoGP Calendar
|Race||Date||Jorge Lorenzo||Valentino Rossi|
|Rd. 1||Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar||March 20th||1st||4th|
|Rd. 2||Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina||April 3rd||DNF||2nd|
|Rd. 3||Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas||April 10th||2nd||DNF|
|Rd. 4||Gran Premio Red Bull de España||April 24th||2nd||1st|
|Rd. 5||Monster Energy Grand Prix de France||May 8th|
|Rd. 6||Gran Premio d'Italia TIM||May 22nd|
|Rd. 7||Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya||June 5th|
|Rd. 8||Motul TT Assen||June 26th|
|Rd. 9||GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland||July 17th|
|Rd. 10||NeroGiardini Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich||August 14th|
|Rd. 11||HJC Helmets Grand Prix České Republiky||August 21st|
|Rd. 12||Octo British Grand Prix||September 4th|
|Rd. 13||Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini||September 11th|
|Rd. 14||Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón||September 25th|
|Rd. 15||Motul Grand Prix of Japan||October 16th|
|Rd. 16||Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix||October 23rd|
|Rd. 17||Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix||October 30th|
|Rd. 18||Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana||November 13th|
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