Lorenzo celebrates second MotoGP world title
28 October 2012 – Jorge Lorenzo leaves Australia with the knowledge that he is MotoGP World Champion for a second time, having finished second to Casey Stoner at Phillip Island. After first picking up the crown two years ago, Lorenzo’s job was made easier when Dani Pedrosa retired.
“What a day!” said the Mallorcan, who now resides in Barcelona. “I’m very happy! It was easier than I expected because Dani made a mistake in a corner and crashed. I wanted to keep up with Casey, but he was so strong.
“Today, all I had to do was finish the race and I have become World Champion for the second time. It’s such a sweet feeling! I want to thank all the team, Yamaha, my family, my friends, sponsors and fans who support me. Today is an amazing moment. We’ve been very patient, very concentrated and finally the world title is here!”
The results marks a third MotoGP title win for Spain, as Àlex Crivillé sealed the first in 1999. In a fortnight’s time, the 2012 campaign will conclude at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit.