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Lorenzo takes MotoGP points lead

Updated: April 26, 2009, 9:51 AM ET
Reuters

TOKYO -- Spain's Jorge Lorenzo led a Yamaha one-two by powering to victory over MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi in the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday.

Lorenzo's second win since moving up from 250cc last year gave him a one-point lead over Rossi in the world championship standings.

The 21-year-old, who had been suffering with a cold in the build-up to the race at Motegi's Twin Ring circuit, has 41 points to the Italian's 40 after two rounds.

Rossi began on pole after Saturday's ...

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