Factory Yamaha MotoGP man Jorge Lorenzo took his third successive victory at the stunning Mugello circuit in the Tuscan hills of Italy this afternoon.
|Lorenzo puts in the race winning pass
Photo: Yamaha MotoGP
The Spaniard was in scintillating form as he took the lead in the race on the exit of turn one and was never headed again. Lorenzo controlled the race from the front and as the fuel load dropped in his Yamaha M1 he was able to brake later and accelerate harder to put in unanserable lap times and still maintain the metronomic pace he showed through out the weekend.
The reigning champions dominant 5 second win was the 25th top class win of his career and moves him to second position in the standings on 91 points laying just 12 behind Pedrosa and 14 ahead of Marquez.
Lorenzo said “The conditions and the circumstances were good for us and I didn’t make a mistake, I made my best performance even if the conditions were much hotter than this morning. We are still struggling so much when the conditions get hotter. Anyway the key of the race was in the middle where I improved my riding, I was able to brake later with less fuel in the tank so I was able to improve the lap time by two tenths, from this moment Dani gave up a little pace and I could get away and win the race, more or less like last year. It’s very special; I won the last three years here so this track is magic for me and very positive for Yamaha. It also reminds us to keep working on the bike as at the tracks which are not so flowing like Mugello we will struggle. I’m very happy to give this win to Yamaha Motor Racing President Shigeto Kitagawa because this was his last race here in Grand Prix, as he will retire. He has done a great job for the team in the last years and it is a big loss for us. I hope he will enjoy the different life he will have. Our president Yanagi-san is also lucky for me, I won the 2010 Championship in Malaysia when he was there on the track and again today a victory with his presence.”