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Cal shares podium spotlight.

COVENTRY'S Cal Crutchlow looks on as Jorge Lorenzo takes off to celebrate his triumph in yesterday's rain-affected Aragon Grand Prix.

Lorenzo's decision to switch to dry tyres as rain eased proved pivotal, with championship leader Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa both coming to grief after spurning a change.

Aleix Espargaro finished second ahead of Crutchlow (above) as Lorenzo secured his first victory since 2013's final race.

Marquez finished 13th, one place ahead of Pedrosa, enabling him still able to extend his overall championship lead by a point.

Seven-time world champion Valentino V Rossi crashed out of the race in the early stages, before the rain had even started.

The Italian, who won his first MOTOGP in 15 months two weeks ago on his home track in San Marino, was carried from the track on a stretcher but was later able to stand and is not thought to have suffered serious injury.

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Sep 29, 2014
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