A frantic first lap saw Marc Marquez drop from pole to tenth place, before the world champion fought back up the order to take the lead from Valentino Rossi just before the halfway stage.
Alvaro Bautista got the better of rookie Pol Espargaro to complete the podium, with Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo a muted fifth and sixth.
Early race leader Andrea Dovizioso slipped back to ninth place.
Danilo Petrucci was absent due to a broken wrist at Jerez, with his planned Ioda replacement Luca Scassa then breaking a femur in testing at Mugello…
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1. Marc Marquez
ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 44m 3.925s
2. Valentino Rossi
ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 44m 5.411s
3. Alvaro Bautista
ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V) 44m 7.069s
4. Pol Espargaro
ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 44m 7.642s
5. Dani Pedrosa
ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 44m 8.002s
6. Jorge Lorenzo
ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 44m 11.013s
7. Stefan Bradl
GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 44m 15.452s
8. Andrea Dovizioso
ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 44m 26.028s
9. Aleix Espargaro
ESP NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 44m 26.551s
10. Bradley Smith
GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 44m 27.033s
11. Cal Crutchlow
GBR Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 44m 29.705s
12. Scott Redding
GBR Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RCV1000R)* 44m 43.448s
13. Yonny Hernandez
COL Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) 44m 46.469s
14. Hiroshi Aoyama
JPN Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 44m 46.661s
15. Karel Abraham
CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (RCV1000R) 45m 0.569s
16. Michael Laverty
GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART) 45m 18.048s
17. Colin Edwards
USA NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 45m 23.648s
18. Broc Parkes
AUS Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART)* 45m 34.859s
19. Mike Di Meglio
FRA Avintia Racing (Avintia)* 45m 38.446s
ITA Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) DNF
ESP Avintia Racing (Avintia) DNF
USA Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) DNF
Blue Name = Factory - Control ECU hardware, unique manufacturer software.
20 litres of race fuel, 5 engine changes for the season. All engines identical throughout the year within the same team (development freeze).
Black Name = Factory (with concessions) - Control ECU hardware, unique manufacturer software.
Applicable to Factory entries by a manufacturer that did not achieve a dry win in 2013 (only Ducati) plus any new MotoGP manufacturers.
Same 24 litres of race fuel, 12 engine changes, softer rear tyre, no engine development freeze and extra testing opportunities as the Open Category. Fuel to be reduced to 22 litres should Ducati achieve a race win, two second places or three (dry) podiums. If Ducati claims three wins they will also lose the softer rear tyre. All other concessions confirmed until start of single ECU era in 2016.
Red Name = Open - Full control ECU system, hardware and software.
24 litres of race fuel, 12 engine changes, softer rear tyre, no engine development freeze and greater testing opportunities relative to Factory.
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