Lorenzo brilliantly wins at Mugello

Reigning Moto GP world champion Jorge Lorenzo has got his championship back on track after an incredible victory at the Italian Grand Prix,passing championship leader Casey Stoner in the closing stages of the race.

Stoner led into turn one,with Lorenzo starting  from 5th up to 2nd very quickly,followed by Dovizioso,Spies and Simoncelli.Elias and Bautista both made sensational starts and both leaped into the Top 10 before both made mistakes which cost them dearly,Elias finished 15th,Barbera (13th),Hayden also made a mistake at the end of Lap 1 and dropped to dead last but finished 10th in the end.Pedrosa had a bad start for once,dropping back to 14th but eventually finished in 8th place where he started the race while Rossi had a decent start but nothing special.

 

Stoner then started to ease away from Lorenzo and got to gap up to over 2 seconds while Lorenzo and Dovizioso were having a great battle for second place,Simoncelli and Spies were comfortably 4th and 5th.While  who started down in 12th worked his way up into 6th position,passing Crutchlow(who had to retire due to tyre issues),Edwards,Bautista(before his error) and Barbera.

 

Then into the final 10 laps both Lorenzo and Dovizioso quickly started to catch Stoner.Then with 6 laps to go Lorenzo made his move and beautifully passed Stoner round the outside of  Casanova and into Savelli to take the lead and would stay there until the end.Dovizioso then passed Stoner into turn 1 on the last lap to take second place.After the race Stoner told the BBC that his tyres were overheating which meant he lost a lot of performance.

 

Spies battled with Simoncelli for fourth position,The two made multiple late braking passes on one another until the American got the better of the Italian on the last lap of the race.

 

Rossi finished a very solid 6th,Barbera an excellent 7th,Pedrosa was 8th,Edwards and  Hayden completed the top 10,Aoyama, Abraham,Bautista,De Puniet and Elias completed the finishers

 

Championship standings can be found here http://www.motogp.com/en/Results+Statistics/2011/ITA/MotoGP/World+Standing

 

Race Rating:7/10

My Rider of the day:Jorge Lorenzo

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