Lorenzo Edges Marquez In Thrilling British MotoGP

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Reuters
World champion Jorge Lorenzo held off fellow Spaniard Marc Marquez in a dramatic tussle to win the British MotoGP at Silverstone on Sunday.

World champion Jorge Lorenzo held off fellow Spaniard Marc Marquez in a dramatic tussle to win the British MotoGP at Silverstone on Sunday.

World championship leader Marquez, who dislocated his shoulder in the morning's warm-up session, started on pole on his Honda but Yamaha's Lorenzo made an early move to overtake him.

Marquez, bidding for his fifth win in a row, fought back to regain the lead on the last lap before Lorenzo nipped past him again to seal victory on the line by less than a tenth of a second.

Honda's Dani Pedrosa finished third to complete a Spanish sweep of the podium.