Jorge Lorenzo vann på Jerez

Egentligen skulle mästerskapets andra deltävling ha gått i Japan men vulkanutbrottet på Island satte stopp för det racet. Lyckosamt för Valentino Rossi som fick några dagar extra på sig att komma i form efter den omtalade crossvurpan.

Nåväl. I helgen bjöds det upp till stor motorfest på anrika Jerez där Jorge Lorenzo drog det längsta strået. Jorge leder nu sammandraget före Rossi och Yamaha toppar märkesmästerskapet.

Här följer kommentarer från Lorenzo och Rossi samt resultat och ställning efter två körda omgångar.

Jorge Lorenzo – Position: 1stTime: 45’17.538
”It has always been one of my dreams to win a MotoGP race in Spain and this was like a movie, everything that could possibly happen did! It was a very hard race because I made such a bad start and then found it very difficult in the first laps – I gave myself a tough job to do. After that I started to feel better and rode like a demon to get to the front. Once I passed Valentino I knew that I couldn’t take it easy, I had to try everything to win and it was all I could think about. I had a great fight with Dani and in one moment we nearly crashed so I had to try again, on the very last lap! I know it’s better to win races calmly, from the front, but lately that hasn’t been the way for us and I have had to fight on every lap. I saw the lake on Thursday and thought it would be funny to jump in and I think the fans liked it, but I didn’t really think about how heavy I’d be with wet leathers and for a minute I thought I wasn’t going to get out! This has been an amazing day, I can’t believe I’ve achieved this dream of mine, in front of all the Spanish fans at this magical place.”

Valentino Rossi – Position: 3rdTime: +0.890
”This just wasn’t our race this year. We have struggled all weekend, first with my shoulder and then with the bike, and in the race today I couldn’t do any more than third. I got a great start and was fast with the new tyre, I tried to go with Dani but then I started to slide a lot and I just had to play it safe. I made no mistakes and I’m happy about my race in the circumstances, these 16 points are very important. At the end I had a front-row seat to the Spanish party and I admit I was sorry not to be involved, Jorge did a great job today and I think it was very exciting for all the fans. I want to say thank you to Dr. Costa and all the staff at the Clinica Mobile, plus everyone back in Italy who has worked on my shoulder to allow me to be able to race this weekend. I will hopefully be back to full strength in Le Mans so I’m looking forward to that.”

Circuit Length: 4423
Weather: Dry
Lap Record: 1’39.818 (Valentino Rossi, 01/01/2009)
Fastest Lap Ever: 1’38.189 (Jorge Lorenzo, 30/03/2008)
Last Years Winner: Valentino Rossi

2010 MotoGP Spain – Jerez de la Frontera 02/05/2010
Race 1 – 27 Laps
Pos. Rider Manu. Nat. Total Time
1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha ESP 45’17.538
2 Daniel Pedrosa Honda ESP 0’00.543
3 Valentino Rossi Yamaha ITA 0’00.890
4 Nicky Hayden Ducati USA 0’09.015
5 Casey Stoner Ducati AUS 0’10.034
6 Andrea Dovizioso Honda ITA 0’23.144
7 Mika Kallio Ducati FIN 0’34.489
8 Marco Melandri Honda ITA 0’34.687
9 Randy De Puniet Honda FRA 0’36.160
10 Alvaro Bautista Suzuki ESP 0’36.791
11 Marco Simoncelli Honda ITA 0’37.155
12 Colin Edwards Yamaha USA 0’38.371
13 Hector Barbera Ducati ESP 0’38.371
14 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda JPN 1’02.052
15 Aleix Espargaro Ducati ESP -3Laps

Rider Standings 02/05/2010
Pos. Rider Manu. Nat. Points
1. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha ESP 45
2. Valentino Rossi Yamaha ITA 41
3. Daniel Pedrosa Honda ESP 29
4. Nicky Hayden Ducati USA 26
5. Andrea Dovizioso Honda ITA 26
6. Randy De Puniet Honda FRA 17
7. Colin Edwards Yamaha USA 12
8. Marco Melandri Honda ITA 11
9. Ben Spies Yamaha USA 11
10. Casey Stoner Ducati AUS 11
11. Marco Simoncelli Honda ITA 10
12. Mika Kallio Ducati FIN 9
13. Hiroshi Aoyama Honda JPN 8
14. Loris Capirossi Suzuki ITA 7
15. Hector Barbera Ducati ESP 7

Manufacturer Standings 02/05/2010
Pos. Manufacturer Points
1. Yamaha 50
2. Honda 36
3. Ducati 26
4. Suzuki 13