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Lorenzo: “I recovered four points on Vale”

Lorenzo: “I recovered four points on Vale”

Jorge Lorenzo misses out on the race win at the Indianapolis GP after an epic duel with Marquez but reduces gap to Rossi in the standings.

Lorenzo started from third on the grid and took the holeshot as the field bunched up in the first corner. He put his head down to clear off at the front closely followed by rival Marc Marquez behind, the two racing with less than 0,3s between them.

The Yamaha rider kept the pace up lap after lap with an inch perfect performance and led until three laps remained, Marquez making his move going into turn one to take the lead. Lorenzo tried to pass back, but was unable to make it stick and had to settle for second place, 0.688s from the front.

Jorge Lorenzo: “It could have been worse and it could have been better. Second place in MotoGP is always a very good result because these are the best riders in the world, so to fight for the win and lead for so many laps during the race is difficult. I pushed a lot from the start in every corner and I probably lost more energy than Marc, who was following me. When he attacked I really didn‘t have enough energy and I wasn‘t fresh enough to make an attack on him, so I recovered four points on Vale and lost five points to Marc, but he‘s still quite far behind in the championship. I think we should celebrate this result after a difficult weekend and my crash from this morning. I am satisfied, let‘s see what happens in the next race.”

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MotoGP, 2015, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, RAC, Jorge Lorenzo, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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