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Marc Márquez gets back on the podium and Dani Pedrosa finishes fifth

Marc Márquez gets back on the podium and Dani Pedrosa finishes fifth

Second position for reigning World Champion, who extends his lead in the overall standings after the Catalan Grand Prix. Dani Pedrosa gains six positions to finish fifth.

At the start Márquez took the lead immediately and Pedrosa, who took off from eleventh, passed five other riders to complete the first lap in sixth place.

On Lap 2 Jorge Lorenzo overtook Márquez and the positions did not change from then on.

Pedrosa got up into fourth on the twelfth lap and finally finished the race in fifth place.

With his latest rostrum result, Márquez has 115 points in the overall standings, 27 more than his nearest rival, and Pedrosa is eleventh with 40 points.