Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi perform a one-two finish at the fourth round of the 2016 MotoGP

On April 24, 2016, the EXEDY-sponsored Movistar YAMAHA MotoGP team competed at the fourth round of the 2016 MotoGP, which was held at the Circuito de Jerez. Valentino Rossi, one of the riders on the team, placed first and got his first win of the season, and his teammate, Jorge Lorenzo, joined him on the winners podium after placing second.

The race was an intense battle between Rossi and Lorenzo

Rossi, who was off to a great start from pole position, dominated the first lap, in spite of the pressure he was feeling from the racers behind him. He protected his lead, finishing the race in first from start to finish, netting him is first victory of the season.

An ecstatic Rossi on the winners podium

His teammate Jorge Lorenzo was right on his tail, giving hot pursuit throughout the race, and ultimately finished in second.

Jorge Lorenzo

It has been fifteen races since the Movistar YAMAHA MotoGP team performed a one-two finish. The last time they did so was in June of last year at the MotoGP’s 7th round.

Rossi (center) and Lorenzo (second from the left) on the winners podium

2016 MotoGP Calendar

Race Date Lorenzo Rossi
Round 1 Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar March 20th 1st 4th
Round 2 Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina April 3rd DNF 2nd
Round 3 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas April 10th 2nd DNF
Round 4 Gran Premio Red Bull de España April 24th 2nd 1st
Round 5 Monster Energy Grand Prix de France May 8th    
Round 6 Gran Premio d'Italia TIM May 22nd    
Round 7 Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya June 5th    
Round 8 Motul TT Assen June 26th    
Round 9 GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland July 17th    
Round 10 NeroGiardini Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich August 14th    
Round 11 HJC Helmets Grand Prix České Republiky August 21st    
Round 12 Octo British Grand Prix September 4th    
Round 13 Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini September 11th    
Round 14 Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón September 25th    
Round 15 Motul Grand Prix of Japan October 16th    
Round 16 Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix October 23rd    
Round 17 Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix October 30th    
Round 18 Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana November 13th    

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