03 Apr '11, 6pm

Motorcycling: Lorenzo wins Spanish MotoGP

JEREZ, Spain: Spanish world champion Jorge Lorenzo of Yamaha won the Spanish Grand Prix, the second leg of the world championship, here on Sunday after seeing off compatriot Dani Pedrosa and American Nicky Hayden. "It has been one of my most patient races," said Lorenzo. "It's a great victory, which we needed and I feel so good. "This is also the first time I have won in wet conditions, the first time ever! Now we are working to improve our bike, taking as many points as possible on the way. "With the competition so high this year, I never imagined I would be the leader in the championship after two races." Rainy, slithery conditions helped give rise to a number of hair-raising incidents, including a spectacular fall on the seventh lap by six-time event winner Valentino Rossi of Ducati while pole-sitter Casey Stoner also came off his bike. Ben Spies of Yamaha was another t...

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