Rossi ensures no Spanish winner at Jerez GP

2016-04-26 09:00:00

For the first time since 2009 when Valentino Rossi came out on top, the Jerez Grand Prix was without a Spanish winner. It was that same man again who clinched the Spanish crown on Sunday as he finished 2.386 seconds ahead of reigning champion, Spain's Jorge Lorenzo.
Catalan Marc Márquez, who was the favourite following his two GP wins so far this campaign, was the third man on the podium, crossing the line 7.087 seconds adrift of the leader.
Rossi, who led the pack from start to finish, racked up the 113th victory in his prolific career and he is now only ten away from the all-time record held by Giacomo Agostini. But for celebrating victory on the final straight, he could have held at least a four second lead.
For his part, Márquez said: "Today [Sunday] was difficult. I suffered a lot. But the most important thing is that thanks to the first three races, we've opened up a little margin."
In the Moto2, there was a British winner as 25-year-old Sam Lowes triumphed, joined on the podium by German Jonas Folger and Alex Rins from Barcelona.
Lowes said: "The track conditions changed several times over the weekend and today [Sunday] they changed again, with higher temperatures. I’m very happy for this first victory of the season. Now we look forward to Le Mans and the rest of the season."source surinenglish