Jorge Lorenzo wins at Valencia, MotoGP’s finale

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 7, 2010

Ending the season with a huge bang is Jorge Lorenzo who takes his ninth win of 2010 at the Valencia Grand Prix. It wasn’t a clear win throughout the race as he had to come back from seventh to take the lead. Settling for second place is polesitter Casey Stoner of Ducati. Third place went to Lorenzo's Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi.

During practice and qualifying, the name that was being pointed out as the favorite was Stoner. But he failed to get ahead in the race despite the intense fight for second place in the opening laps between Dani Pedrosa (Honda), Nicky Hayden (Ducati), Marco Simoncelli (Gresini Honda) and the two Yamaha drivers.

For a brief time, the top two slots were Ducatis after Hayden stole to the second place from Pedrosa.

However, Hayden had crashed at the first corner on lap three while attempting to stay with Stoner. At the start, Rossi had fallen to ninth while Lorenzo dropped to seventh when a near-miss with Simoncelli had him very close to falling. However, it wasn’t long before the Yamahas skipped past the others.

In laps six and seven, they pulled down Simoncelli from third to fifth. And then the Yamahas went past Pedrosa on lap 10.

Rossi and Lorenzo were able to close right in on Stoner, and exchanged places in the process. Only half a second covered the trio for several laps, before Rossi fell back. However, Lorenzo was able to keep his pace and with seven laps to go, he outbraked Stoner into Turn 2 to claim the victory.

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