2012 MotoGP Video
For the fifth time in the 2012 MotoGP Championship, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo walked away with a win and another 25 points, his latest feat arriving at Mugello in Italy Sunday.
The Spaniard, who also won the weekend before at Sachsenring, finished the Italian GP 5.223 seconds ahead of Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa. Taking the final podium position was Monster Tech 3 Yamaha’s Dovizioso, who recoded his fourth podium of the season.
Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing YZR-M1 MotoGP) says: “From the beginning I felt great on this track, the asphalt was completely different to Sachsenring which was a nightmare for us. From the first practice here I felt very strong, very good on the bike and a fast constant pace.
“It was a pity that we had the problem in the last lap of qualifying but the important thing was the race. Today I was hammering a lot to open a gap at the beginning of the race as I thought my competitors would have problems on cold tires. Unfortunately I couldn’t do it immediately. Only hammering every lap and going faster and faster from 1’48.1 then into the 47s could I open a bit to Pedrosa then little by little it got better and I could start to breathe. It’s been a great win for the whole team’s efforts and for Yamaha who have given me such a good bike.”
With his win, Lorenzo now has 185 points, 19 clear of Pedrosa in second. In third with 148 points is Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner, who finished eighth at Mugello.
The 2012 MotoGP Championship now takes a week break before heading to the United States for the Red Bull Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, Calif.
Attached above are video highlights of 2012 Mugello MotoGP. For full race results, including the current point standings, click here.