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2015 MotoGP Czech Grand Prix Live: As it happened.

Last Updated: 16 Aug 2015 - 13:57

Read our 2015 MotoGP Czech Grand Prix live coverage.

Welcome to our 2015 MotoGP Czech Grand Prix commentary.

The 2015 Czech Grand Prix took place on Sunday August 16, 2015. Read our MotoGP live commentary to see the coverage as it we reported it live.

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13:57

The winner Lorenzo: The weather was warming up so I ...

The winner Lorenzo: The weather was warming up so I was worried about the end of the race. Finally the tyres I felt better and I could manage to open the gap after 6 laps. Then it was difficult as the bike was sliding a lot. Luckily I had more pace and I beat Marc. I'm leading Valentino and for Marc it is more difficult to recover.

13:56

Runner up Marquez: I know it was difficult to win. M...

Runner up Marquez: I know it was difficult to win. My target was to try and be in front of VR. I was able to follow JL but when the tyre dropped we struggled. I kept the distance with Valentino. We did the maximum and for that I'm happy. This was one of the circuits that I knew would be difficult so to get 2nd is good.

13:54

Rossi in parc fermé: I don't think it was the tyres...

Rossi in parc fermé: I don't think it was the tyres. I chose the best tyres for me in practice, not to go faster in the race. My start was bad. I didn't have the rhythm, Marc and Jorge were faster than me.

13:53

Incidentally this is the first time Lorenzo has led ...

Incidentally this is the first time Lorenzo has led the championship since the close of Qatar, 2013.

13:52

By virtue of his 5th win of the year (to Rossi's 3) ...

By virtue of his 5th win of the year (to Rossi's 3) Lorenzo takes the championship lead although the leaders are tied on 211 points. Marquez is 52 back in 3rd.

13:47

The results: Lorenzo, Marquez, Rossi, Iannone, Pedro...

The results: Lorenzo, Marquez, Rossi, Iannone, Pedrosa, Dovizioso, Smith, P.Espargaro, A.Espargaro, Petrucci, Hernandez, Redding, Bautista, Bradl, Baz.

13:45

Lorenzo emphatically takes his 5th win of 2015 and P...

Lorenzo emphatically takes his 5th win of 2015 and Pedrosa manages to secure a fantastic 5th place!

13:44

22/22: Pedrosa is through at T9 but Dovizioso retali...

22/22: Pedrosa is through at T9 but Dovizioso retaliates into 11! He doesn't hold it...

13:43

22/22: Last lap & the top 4 places are sorted. Pedro...

22/22: Last lap & the top 4 places are sorted. Pedrosa could nab 5th here, stalking Dovizioso at turns 3 & 4...

13:42

21/22: Pedrosa pushes under at T12 but runs a little...

21/22: Pedrosa pushes under at T12 but runs a little wide, allowing Dovizioso to maximise his drive. The Ducati can't be beaten up that straight.

13:41

21/22: Pedrosa is back on Dovizioso after making a m...

21/22: Pedrosa is back on Dovizioso after making a mistake under braking at T13 on lap 20. He's really close through the stadium section though...

13:39

20/22: Iannone is just doing enough to keep Dovizios...

20/22: Iannone is just doing enough to keep Dovizioso behind. Aleix Espargaro hasn't been able to shake Petrucci off all race in a battle for 9th.

13:37

19/22: Pedrosa is closing right in on Dovizioso's re...

19/22: Pedrosa is closing right in on Dovizioso's rear at T5 but he can't stop the bike sufficiently. A move for 5th could be forthcoming.

13:36

13:36

18/22: There is a feisty battle ensuing for top 'Ope...

18/22: There is a feisty battle ensuing for top 'Open' machine. Hayden currently heads Barbera and Baz in a tight fight for 15th.

13:34

18/22: The lead hovered around 2.5s for several laps...

18/22: The lead hovered around 2.5s for several laps but he pulls further clear on lap 17 - Lorenzo's just 0.002s shy of having 3s in hand.

13:33

13:33

16/22: Now Viñales crashes out at the same place as...

16/22: Now Viñales crashes out at the same place as Crutchlow - turn 11 but just 1 lap later! What a shame for the Spaniard, who in many ways was the star of Saturday. His first DNF of the year.

13:32

16/22: Pedrosa has continued to make super progress ...

16/22: Pedrosa has continued to make super progress - really admirable considering his physical condition. Iannone, Dovizioso and Pedrosa are just 1s apart.

13:31

15/22: Crutchlow has crashed at turn 11! The English...

15/22: Crutchlow has crashed at turn 11! The Englishman loses the front end after a lonely ride in 10th place. Redding isn't faring much better as he is caught and passed by Hernandez. The Marc VDS man is 13th.

13:29

15/22: Lorenzo is the only man in the 1m 56s. His le...

15/22: Lorenzo is the only man in the 1m 56s. His lead is beyond 2.5s. He's on course to lead the championship at the close of this race.

13:28

14/22: Can Pedrosa reel in the Ducatis? The gap to D...

14/22: Can Pedrosa reel in the Ducatis? The gap to Dovizioso is now under a second but you have to feel that foot injury will start to factor at the end of the race.

13:26

13/22: Lorenzo lost out slightly on lap 12 but half-...

13/22: Lorenzo lost out slightly on lap 12 but half-way through this effort stretches the gap to over 2s.

13:25

13/22: Smith was hoping for a solid top 6 finish but...

13/22: Smith was hoping for a solid top 6 finish but will have to seriously focus on what's behind him as Pol Espargaro and Viñales close in. The Englishman could soon have his hands full.

13:24

12/22: Marquez, Rossi and Iannone are all running th...

12/22: Marquez, Rossi and Iannone are all running the same pace - Rossi needs to be ever so careful as the leading Ducati man has demonstrated strong consistency and pace throughout.