Jorge Lorenzo of the Movistar YAMAHA MotoGP team placed first at the sixth round of the 2016 MotoGP season!

On May 22, 2016, the EXEDY-sponsored Movistar YAMAHA MotoGP team’s Jorge Lorenzo got his third first-place victory at the six round of the 2016 MotoGP, which was held at Italy’s Autodromo del Mugello circuit.

Jorge Lorenzo (front) and Valentino Rossi (back)

Lorenzo started the race at fifth on the grid, but soon found himself in first after taking the holeshot. He was unable to shake off the competition, and this continued throughout the majority of the race. The last lap was an intense back-and-forth between Lorenzo and the second-place racer, but he maneuvered his way to the top during the last corner and finished in first with a small lead of 0.019 seconds, which gave him his third victory for the season.

Lorenzo on the winners podium (center)

His teammate Valentino Rossi pulled out of the race on the ninth lap due to a mechanical issue.

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 1st 2nd
Round 6 Gran Premio d'Italia TIM May 22nd 1st DNF
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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