2010 MotoGP Round 10 Brno: Jorge Lorenzo wins with his seventh victory of the season

BRNO, Czech Republic  — Jorge Lorenzo won the Czech MotoGP on Sunday to extend his overall championship lead with his seventh victory of the season.

The Spaniard finished 22 laps of the 5.403-kilometer (3.358-mile) Brno circuit in 43 minutes, 22.638 seconds on a Yamaha.

Second-place Dani Pedrosa was 5.494 seconds behind on a Honda.

Starting third on the grid, Lorenzo went ahead in the first lap and steadily extended his lead to take his 12th career MotoGP victory.

Ducati MotoGP rider Casey Stoner of Australia was third, 11.426 seconds behind, while Ben Spies of the United States was fourth for Yamaha, 13.723 seconds back.

Lorenzo, chasing his first MotoGP title, leads the overall standings with 235 points, 77 more than Pedrosa on 158. Stoner is third with 119 and Italian Andrea Dovizioso, who had a crash on Sunday, dropped to fourth on 115.

Defending world champion Valentino Rossi was fifth in 43:40.568 and remains fifth overall with 101.

Rossi, who has not fully recovered from a broken leg, was expected to confirm the rumors about his move to Ducati for the 2011 season after the race later Sunday.

Toni Elias extended his lead in the world championship Moto2 category with his fourth victory this season. The Spaniard won the 250cc race on a Moriwaki. Elias took 41 minutes, 51.715 seconds to finish the 20 lap race .

Elias beat Yuki Takahashi of Japan by 2.312 seconds and Andrea Iannone of Italy by 2.959 seconds. In the 125cc, Nicolas Terol led a Spanish sweep of the race.

Terol, riding an Aprilia, finished in 43:49.303 for his fourth career victory.

Pol Espargaro on a Derbi was second, 20.351 seconds behind, and Esteve Rabat was third 20.555 seconds back.

(Source: USA Today)

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