The Movistar YAMAHA MotoGP pulls off their second consecutive one-two finish at the 5th round of the 2016 MotoGP!
On May 8, 2016, Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, who race for the EXEDY-sponsored Movistar YAMAHA MotoGP team, pulled of another one-two finish at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France, which was held at Bugatti Circuit.
Jorge Lorenzo (center) with teammate Valentino Rossi (left)
Lorenzo, who started the race from pole position, was off to a great start with a 0.4 lead after his first lap. He maintained his lead, leaving all the other racers behind and staying in first from start to finish, which ultimately led to his second victory for the season. Due to this latest win, Lorenzo now stands at the top of the rider standings.
Valentino Rossi started the race in 7th, but gave hot pursuit to Lorenzo, reaching 2nd place by the middle of the race. He showcased a splendid performance, finishing the race in second and netting his team their second consecutive one-two victory.
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||1st||2nd|
|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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