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Lorenzo wins 2010 Jerez MotoGP

Lorenzo has gone on to score an impressive victory at the 2010 Jerez MotoGP, by overtaking Danny Pedrosa on the final lap of the race.

Jerez MotoGP got really interesting after Lorenzo overtook Rossi who was running at the second place and then went on after Pedrosa with only five and a half laps remaining and the distance being a little over 2 seconds.

Lorenzo overtaking Rossi


Valentino Rossi took a comfortable third place, making it once again double podium finish for Fiat Yamaha team. Nicky Hayden in the meanwhile finished the race at 4th position, followed by Casey Stoner at 5th place.

Lorenzo cooling off in Jerez Lake after the race


Speaking to the media after the race, Lorenzo said, “It has always been one of my dreams to win a MotoGP race in Spain and this was like a movie, everything that could possibly happen did! It was a very hard race because I made such a bad start and then found it very difficult in the first laps – I gave myself a tough job to do. After that I started to feel better and rode like a demon to get to the front. Once I passed Valentino I knew that I couldn’t take it easy, I had to try everything to win and it was all I could think about. I had a great fight with Dani and in one moment we nearly crashed so I had to try again, on the very last lap! I know it’s better to win races calmly, from the front, but lately that hasn’t been the way for us and I have had to fight on every lap. I saw the lake on Thursday and thought it would be funny to jump in and I think the fans liked it, but I didn’t really think about how heavy I’d be with wet leathers and for a minute I thought I wasn’t going to get out! This has been an amazing day, I can’t believe I’ve achieved this dream of mine, in front of all the Spanish fans at this magical place.”

2010 MotoGP Jerez Results

1.Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) Fiat Yamaha Team45’17.538
2.Dani Pedrosa (SPA) Repsol Honda Team+ 00.543
3.Valentino Rossi (ITA) Fiat Yamaha Team+ 00.890
4.Nicky Hayden (USA) Ducati Marlboro Team+ 9.015
5.Casey Stoner (AUS) Ducati Marlboro Team+ 10.034
6.Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) Repsol Honda Team+ 23.144
7.Mika Kallio (FIN) Pramac Green Team+ 34.489
8.Marco Melandri (ITA) San Carlo Honda Gresini+ 34.687
9.Randy de Puniet (FRA) LCR Honda MotoGP+ 36.160
10.Alvaro Bautista (SPA) Rizla Suzuki MotoGP+ 36.791
11.Marco Simoncelli (ITA) San Carlo Honda Gresini+ 37.155
12.Colin Edwards (USA) Monster Yamaha Tech 3+ 38.260
13.Hector Barbera (SPA) Aspar Team+ 38.371
14.Hiroshi Aoyama (JAP) Interwetten-Honda MotoGP+ 1’02.052
15.Aleix Espargaro (SPA) Pramac Green Team3 Lap

Ben Spies (USA) Monster Yamaha Tech 320 Lap
Loris Capirossi (ITA) Rizla Suzuki MotoGP25 Lap

2010 MotoGP Championship Standings

1.Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) Fiat Yamaha Team45
2.Valentino Rossi (ITA) Fiat Yamaha Team41
3.Dani Pedrosa (SPA) Repsol Honda Team29
4.Nicky Hayden (USA) Ducati Marlboro Team26
5.Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) Repsol Honda Team26
6.Randy de Puniet (FRA) LCR Honda MotoGP17
7.Colin Edwards (USA) Monster Yamaha Tech 312
8.Ben Spies (USA) Monster Yamaha Tech 311
9.Marco Melandri (ITA) San Carlo Honda Gresini11
10.Casey Stoner (AUS) Ducati Marlboro Team11
11.Marco Simoncelli (ITA) San Carlo Honda Gresini10
12.Mika Kallio (FIN) Pramac Green Team9
13.Hiroshi Aoyama (JAP) Interwetten-Honda MotoGP8
14.Loris Capirossi (ITA) Rizla Suzuki MotoGP7
15.Hector Barbera (SPA) Aspar Team7
16.Alvaro Bautista (SPA) Rizla Suzuki MotoGP6
17.Aleix Espargaro (SPA) Pramac Green Team1

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