3 Jun 2013

Lorenzo completes hat-trick of MotoGP wins

12:43 pm on 3 June 2013

The Spanish defending world champion Jorge Lorenzo has eased to victory in the Italian MotoGP for his third successive win in the race.

The 26-year-old brought home his Yamaha well clear of world championship leader Dani Pedrosa on a Honda while British rider Cal Crutchlow recorded his second successive podium place, finishing third on a Yamaha Tech3.

There was huge disappointment for the Italian fans as hero Valentino Rossi crashed out on the first lap on his Yamaha after Alvaro Bautista collided with him.

Pedrosa still leads the world title race with 103 points, with Lorenzo in second 12 points adrift.