Valentino Rossi storms to Spanish MotoGP victory

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Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP.

THE evergreen Valentino Rossi roared his way to first place at the Spanish Grand Prix with a dominant performance that saw him secure the 113th victory of his career and his 87th top class win. 

Meanwhile the 37-year-old’s Yamaha teammate, Spanish former world champion Jorge Lorenzo, came in second to mark a huge weekend for the Japanese manufacturer before Lorenzo’s imminent departure. 

Another Spaniard, Marc Marquez, finished third at Jerez de la Frontera, losing his two-race winning streak but securing enough points to continue leading the standings as the racers prepare for Le Mans on May 8. 

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Northern Ireland’s Eugene Lafferty was the best performing Brit with a solid ninth place, while Rossi continued bolstering his legend by becoming the first non-Spaniard to win the race since 2009. 

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