Yamaha's MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo of Spain jumps on the podium to celebrate his victory of the French Grand Prix, in Le Mans, western France, Sunday, May 8, 2016. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
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Jorge Lorenzo put in an exhibition ride to win a thrilling French MotoGP Grand Prix and go top of the world championship standings Sunday.Lorenzo crossed the line more than 10 seconds clear of his teammate Valentino Rossi, with Maverick Vinales on a Suzuki in third.The Yamaha rider, who takes over the lead of the 2016 title race from Marc Marquez, was completing a perfect weekend in Le Mans after setting a record-breaking lap in qualifying Saturday.With 13 laps to go Marquez and Dovizioso exited the scene in carbon copy crashes on turn 7, their bikes slipping from underneath them, to promote Vinales to third.Rossi was a relieved man to add 20 points to his championship standings tally – he is placed third, 12 points adrift of Lorenzo.
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