Spanish MotoGP: Spectacular three-way crash sees Marc Marquez take overall points lead

Dani Pedrosa, Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo before their Spain GP crashMarc Marquez has won the Spanish MotoGP to take the overall points lead after several of his rivals crashed out of the race.

Pole-sitter Cal Crutchlow wiped out before a three-rider crash involving previous points leader Andrea Dovizioso, his Ducati teammate Jorge Lorenzo, and Dani Pedrosa.

Pedrosa, who underwent wrist surgery less than a month ago, was thrown high over his bike and onto the asphalt after trying to go past the two Ducatis on the inside of the sunny Jerez circuit in southern Spain.

Lorenzo came across into the corner as Dovizioso went wide, colliding with Pedrosa and sending the two Ducatis into the gravel.

All three riders walked away from the crash — not before some wild gesticulating between the drivers on the gravel near their stricken bikes — although Pedrosa complained of severe pain in his right hip.

via Spanish MotoGP: Spectacular three-way crash sees Marc Marquez take overall points lead – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)