16 Sep 2013

Lorenzo wins in San Marino

6:20 am on 16 September 2013

The Spanish motorcyclist Jorge Lorenzo has reignited his bid to defend the Moto GP world crown with victory in San Marino, the 13th leg of the 18-race championship.

Lorenzo, winning at the Misano circuit for the third successive season, finished ahead of championship leader Marc Marquez with Honda teammate and Spanish compatriot Dani Pedrosa in third.

Italy's Valentino Rossi finished fourth on a Yamaha.

Lorenzo's 49th career win, and 28th in the sport's premier category, allowed him to pull level in the championship race with second-placed Pedrosa. Both now have a deficit of 34 points to Marquez with five races remaining.

The 14th race of the season is the Aragon GP in Spain on September 29, with the season finale in Valencia on November 10 following races in Malaysia, Australia and Japan.