Jorge Lorenzo Makes A Comeback At MotoGP Spain

Published 05/06/2015, 3:11 AM EDT


 

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“All-Hail-Lorenzo” was what we could make out from the “Jo-r-ge Lorenzo” accent as he came out on the top at the fourth race of MotoGP on the Jerez circuit in Spain. After the last three races that didn’t turn out quite so well for Jorge Lorenzo, he surely gave the spectators a pretty loud message that no one can beat him in his home country.

With standings fourth in the first and second race and fifth in the third race, it seemed that he was going to stay somewhere below in the points table till the end. But as the fourth free practice sessions started in Jerez, Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha) managed to stay at the top of free practice sessions and attained first pole position, with Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) on second and Andrea Iannone (Ducati) on the third.

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Wilco Zeelenberg, manager of Yamaha factory racing team stated that Lorenzo was in his ‘Mojo’ mode all weekend and well he definitely was as he literally almost jumped into that pond while celebrating his victory like he did in 2010.

From the start itself, Lorenzo kept the lead and maintained a gap of 0.2s, which eventually increased to 5s from Marc Marquez who stood on the second position throughout. Marc Marquez on his orange Repsol Honda seemed to race pretty well even with his broken little finger but couldn’t close in the gap with Lorenzo.

While Valentino Rossi gained two positions, he struggled for the second with Marc Marquez. For a little while it seemed that Argentina was happening again and Rossi would eventually close in with the 2014 MotoGP world champion but this time there was no softer tire that could stop Marquez from finishing in second. While Ducati who have been coming on the second and third in the past races had a rough day. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) suddenly dropped off from seventh position to last when he ran off the track on turn 6.

Although he made up for it somewhat by attaining ninth position at the end of the race with Andrea Iannone (Ducati) at sixth position.

Valentino Rossi is on top of World MotoGP 2015 standings with 82 points, Andrea Dovizioso with 67 and Jorge Lorenzo jumping up from 37 to 62 points while previous year world MotoGP champion Marc Marquez struggles at the fourth position with 56 points. The competition just gets tougher as unpredictable winnings happen race after race. Le Mans is the place to be on the 17 of May.

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Pratik Tyagi

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