Today, at the end of Lap 25, Jorge Lorenzo got off his M1, walked towards a run-off area, grabbed a rather large sledgehammer, and hammered a flag which declared Circuit de Catalunya 'Lorenzo Land' into the grass.But he needn't have done that. His hammering of the rest of the grid over the 25 laps of the race had sent out pretty much the same message.It was always going to be a difficult day. Track temperature had soared to almost 50 degrees, a condition that was experienced by the teams for the first time this weekend. Bridgestone had indicated that grip could be an issue, with the greasy state of the tarmac threatening to make life uneasy for the men on the mad machines.Despite having ridden a better part of the race with a two-second advantage over team-mate Valentino Rossi, Lorenzo started to struggle with tyre grip in the final few laps, as Rossi carved out nearly half a second from his lead and threatened to snatch from him what would eventually turn out to be a deserving fourth consecutive victory - a first for the Mallorcan in top-tier racing.Lorenzo made an honest admission in the post-race presser. 'This was my hardest win of the season. To be honest, the last ten laps were probably one of the most hard and intense laps of my career. When he (Rossi) reduced the gap from 2.0s to 1.4s I was really worried that I would lose this race. I needed to push and risk more while the bike was already moving a lot, which is what I did on the last ten laps. After yesterday's practice I expected, maybe not an easy victory, but more distance between me and the rider in second from the middle of the race onwards,' said the man who now trails the championship leader by a solitary point.The Doctor, who started today's race from the head of the third row, was one of the many riders who swamped Q2 heroes Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales when the lights went out. He made his way up the field, barging past Andrea Dovizioso to go second. But, by then, JL99 had already put enough daylight between them, and even though Rossi gave him a pretty good scare at the end, there still exists a problem at the core. It seems, though, that the Italian knows exactly what it is - and he promises to fix it.'The key is the tyre rule, because Jorge is better than me in qualifying and he can position all the bikes with the extra soft tyres between me and him on the grid. It's a shame because yesterday I had the potential to be in the top five but it gives me great motivation to try again in two weeks in Assen.'Great motivation to try again in two weeks in Assen is what Team Suzuki Ecstar must also take away after a superb three-day outing in Barcelona. Their riders nailed the Free Practice sessions, grabbed the first two spots on the front row for Sunday, and even though Espargaro Sr crashed out with just four laps to go, Vinales, in his rookie season, rode a brilliant race to take sixth, his best MotoGP finish... yet.Not the best MotoGP finish for Marc Marquez, today. With today's result, he has notched up his third DNF in five races. He looked like he could keep pace with Lorenzo, but he may have just pushed himself a bit too hard. Going into Turn 10, he braked hard, the tail of his RC213V broke loose, and he shot wide, nearly clipping - but thankfully missing - Lorenzo's back wheel, falling side-first into the gravel trap. The impact wrecked his gear shifter, and he returned to his garage without a single point in the bag.Lifting spirits in the Repsol camp was Dani Pedrosa, claiming a podium finish for the first time this season. He's made steady progress since returning from that career-threatening arm-pump surgery, and today, he made sure Honda had at least some points to add to its team tally, which at 113 (in contrast to Yamaha's 275) is still appallingly measly.Some believe Marquez's dream of winning a third world championship on the trot may well be over, with a 69-point mountain for the 22-year-old to scale after Round 7. And rightly so. For him to have even a sniff, things would have to go horribly wrong for Yamaha - which seems highly unlikely at the moment, given they've got immensely strong machines, and two riders fighting tooth and nail for the crown.But underestimate Marquez at your own peril.'My approach will be the same. I don't have anything to lose now, so just the target is to try to arrive in the top level as soon as possible', is what Maq had to say about how he intends to take on the remainder of the season.'At Assen in two weeks from now, Lorenzo will try to secure a fifth win on the bounce, Rossi will do everything in his power to cling on to the top spot on the championship table, and Marquez will throw even the kitchen sink (but not his RC213V, hopefully) at the Yamahas in a bid to restart his campaign.