MotoGP: Lorenzo dominerade in i det sista

Ducati-föraren Casey Stoner, som kör Honda nästa år, slutade tvåa. Därefter följde Valentino Rossi som gjorde sin sista tävling med Yamaha.

Kommentar från Lorenzo:
”Coming here to Valencia I really wanted to win one more time in this fantastic season, in front of my home fans. In the practices I was fast all weekend, but it seemed like Casey was even faster. I made a good start today but in the second corner trying to pass Casey I got overtaken by three or four riders, then I had a hard fight with Simoncelli when I nearly fell! I kept calm after that and concentrated and then lap-by-lap I recovered. I had a wonderful fight with Casey at the end. Winning here in front of my home crowd at this special track is one of the happiest moments of my life. We are proud to have got the record for the most number of points with 383, I used to be known as a crazy rider who crashed too much so to demonstrate consistency in this way makes me proud. Thanks to Yamaha and everyone involved for a fantastic season – now we have time to celebrate tonight before we start working for 2011 on Tuesday. Finally I want to say goodbye and good luck to Valentino – I am looking forward to racing him next year!”

Kommentar från Rossi:
”Honestly I’m happy with this final result with Yamaha, because we had a difficult weekend here. I didn’t get a good start but I realised straight away that I was much faster today and that my bike felt good. At one point I thought I might be able to win but in the later part of the race I just didn’t have enough strength to stay with Lorenzo and Stoner, this is a very hard track when you’re not completely fit. I started to make a few mistakes because I didn’t have enough power to stop the bike so after a bit I decided it was better to slow down and keep my third place. Arriving on the podium was my way to say thank you to my bike, to Yamaha and to all the people who have worked with me in these seven seasons. It’s been a great experience and I have enjoyed it so much. 46 is a great number of wins – of course I wanted more but I think I can be happy with what I have done here. We have finished the season strongly with five podiums in a row and after such a difficult season we can feel happy about how we have ended. It’s been a wonderful seven years, great fun with a special atmosphere, many fantastic victories and four world championships. I stopped with my bike after the race today just like I did at Welkom when this story began, it was the right way to say goodbye to ’her’. Thank you to everyone, we have wonderful memories.”

Resultat MotoGP Spanien – Valencia 07/11/2010
1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha ESP 46’44.622
2 Casey Stoner Ducati AUS 0’04.576
3 Valentino Rossi Yamaha ITA 0’08.998
4 Ben Spies Yamaha USA 0’17.643
5 Andrea Dovizioso Honda ITA 0’19.160
6 Marco Simoncelli Honda ITA 0’20.674
7 Daniel Pedrosa Honda ESP 0’26.797
8 Hector Barbera Ducati ESP 0’29.288
9 Alvaro Bautista Suzuki ESP 0’29.452
10 Randy De Puniet Honda FRA 0’29.860
11 Aleix Espargaro Ducati ESP 0’31.761
12 Colin Edwards Yamaha USA 0’33.604
13 Marco Melandri Honda ITA 0’36.622
14 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda JPN 0’38.968
15 Carlos Checa Ducati ESP 0’56.169

Slutlig ställning 2010
1. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha ESP 383
2. Daniel Pedrosa Honda ESP 245
3. Valentino Rossi Yamaha ITA 233
4. Casey Stoner Ducati AUS 225
5. Andrea Dovizioso Honda ITA 206
6. Ben Spies Yamaha USA 176
7. Nicky Hayden Ducati USA 163
8. Marco Simoncelli Honda ITA 125
9. Randy De Puniet Honda FRA 116
10. Marco Melandri Honda ITA 103
11. Colin Edwards Yamaha USA 103
12. Hector Barbera Ducati ESP 90
13. Alvaro Bautista Suzuki ESP 85
14. Aleix Espargaro Ducati ESP 65
15. Hiroshi Aoyama Honda JPN 53
21. Wataru Yoshikawa Yamaha JPN 1

Märkesmästerskap 2010
1. Yamaha 404
2. Honda 342
3. Ducati 286
4. Suzuki 108