World champion Jorge Lorenzo defied a wet track to win an incident-packed Spanish Moto GP in Jerez.Lorenzo finished 19 seconds ahead of second-placed Dani Pedrosa, who was 29 seconds clear of Nicky Hayden in third.
Pole winner Casey Stoner, who took the season-opener in Qatar, was in second when he crashed out after being clipped by Valentino Rossi, who finished fifth.
Nicolas Terol won the 125cc race, while Andrea Iannone claimed the Moto2, Britain’s Bradley Smith taking fourth.
There were spills aplenty on a showery day in southern Spain but the collision between Rossi and Stoner was the most significant, resulting in Lorenzo claiming the overall lead in the standings.
Rossi was making a determined charge in the difficult conditions, surging from 12th on the grid up to third.
But an ill-…