Jorge Lorenzo wins San Marino GP

Updated: September 16, 2012, 10:55 AM ET
Associated Press

MISANO ADRIATICO, Italy -- Jorge Lorenzo cruised to victory in the San Marino Grand Prix on Sunday after championship rival and fellow Spaniard Dani Pedrosa fell during the first lap.

Issues with Karel Abraham's Cardion AB Racing Ducati prompted a re-start, and the race was then shortened from 28 to 27 laps. Pole sitter Pedrosa ended up starting last after a tire warmer problem. Pedrosa was then taken out by the front wheel of Pramac Racing's Hector Barbera on one of the opening turns.

Italy's Valentino Rossi finished second and Spain's Alvaro Bautista was third.

Spanish rider Marc Marquez of the CatalunyaCaixa Repsol team won the Moto2 race and German rider Sandro Cortese of the Red Bull KTM Ajo team won the Moto3 race.


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