Lorenzo 'very proud' of Motegi victory
27 October 2013 – Jorge Lorenzo declared himself as "very proud" after securing victory at the Japanese Grand Prix, a result which takes the 2013 title fight to the final round of the season.
The Yamaha rider, whose win also marks the manufacturer's 200th of all-time, held Repsol Honda riders Marc Márquez and Dani Pedrosa at bay from his pole position grid slot, thus cutting the former's overall points advantage to 13 ahead of Valencia.
"It's a very special day; to be the rider to get the 200 wins is a great honour," Lorenzo explained after the Grand Prix. "To win at Honda's home race is even more special!
"It was a very difficult race today, they were very close but I never gave up and tried to be even faster, brake harder and open the gap more. We are very proud of this victory, for the result, for the circumstances and for the championship, it couldn't be better."
Factory Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi had been set to make it a one-two for the team in the early stages of the race, but a trip through the gravel dropped him to sixth.