Jorge Lorenzo was on great form at the Catalan Grand Prix – held at Montmelo, the Spanish rider taking the lead almost immediately from... Jorge Lorenzo takes fourth at Catalunya

Jorge Lorenzo was on great form at the Catalan Grand Prix – held at Montmelo, the Spanish rider taking the lead almost immediately from the front row after qualifying second.

The man from Majorca stayed up at the front for five laps, before losing a few places and slipping down to eighth. He then began a storming recovery that took him back up to fourth place with four laps remaining and he crossed the line in the same position.

In the overall standings Lorenzo now lies seventh with 59 points.

Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team #99) – 4th
“This second win in a row for Ducati is another fantastic result for the team. As for me, it’s the first time that I have finished the race less than ten seconds away from the winner, as well as being the first time that I have started from the front row and have been in the lead for a few laps: this means that we are constantly improving. Pity that today I lost a bit of pace from lap 6 onwards and I was passed under braking a few times, losing a lot of time at the mid-race point when my pace was slower than the leading group’s, but towards the end I managed to gain a few places to finish the GP in fourth. Now we have to continue to work to be more consistent in the race and try and improve soon on my third place at Jerez.”