Dani Pedrosa has won the Spanish MotoGP after keeping his Repsol Honda just out of reach of team-mate Marc Marquez throughout the 27 laps.

Jorge Lorenzo celebrated his first podium with Ducati in third, ahead of rookie Johann Zarco, who fought his way through the field brilliantly in the early laps.

Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales couldn't match the pace at the front, with Rossi dropping down the order with tyre issues in the closing stages.

Nevertheless, Rossi still leads the world championship standings.

The early laps saw a spate of falls, including Cal Crutchlow and Pol Espargaro, plus Jack Miller and Alvaro Bautista, who had a scuffle in the gravel trap.

Suzuki test rider Takuya Tsuda was replacing the injured Alex Rins...

1.Dani PedrosaESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)45m 26.827s2.Marc MarquezESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)45m 32.963s3.Jorge LorenzoESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17)45m 41.594s4.Johann ZarcoFRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*45m 44.428s5.Andrea DoviziosoITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17)45m 49.740s6.Maverick Vi?alesESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)45m 51.383s7.Danilo PetrucciITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17)45m 51.786s8.Jonas FolgerGER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*45m 54.548s9.Aleix EspargaroESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)45m 58.060s10.Valentino RossiITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)46m 5.509s11.Scott ReddingGBR Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16)46m 7.806s12.Hector BarberaESP Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16)46m 10.026s13.Loris BazFRA Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15)46m 10.038s14.Bradley SmithGBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)46m 14.791s15.Karel AbrahamCZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP15)46m 18.106s16.Sam LowesGBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*46m 35.712s17.Takuya TsudaJPN Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)46m 54.277s
Andrea IannoneITA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)DNF
Tito RabatESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)DNF
Cal CrutchlowGBR LCR Honda (RC213V)DNF
Jack MillerAUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)DNF
Alvaro BautistaESP Pull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP16)DNF
Pol EspargaroESP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)DNF

Blue Name = Rides for Factory Team.Red Name = Rides for Satellite Team.
* Rookie

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By Peter McLaren

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