Jorge Lorenzo is the 2012 MotoGP World Champion

10/28/2012 @ 2:37 am, by Jensen Beeler8 COMMENTS

Needing only to finish ahead of Dani Pedrosa in the Australian GP to clinch the 2012 MotoGP World Championship, Jorge Lorenzo caught a break with his rival’s misfortune, as Pedrosa crashed in Turn 4 on the second lap of the race. With a comfortable margin behind him, Lorenzo went unchallenged to his podium finish and Championship victory.

It was probably a tall order for Pedrosa to mount a championship bid this late in the season, but the Repsol Honda rider has shown a renewed vigor on the bike these past few races. Running wide through Turn 4, Pedrosa’s Honda RC213V began to chatter, and ultimately folded the front-end.

It is a cruel way to lose a championship, but Pedrosa has won over many critics in the process of the 2012 season. For Lorenzo, the factory Yamaha rider has been on form throughout the year, and only finished outside of second place once — when Alvaro Baustista crashed into him at Assen.

Lorenzo’s second MotoGP World Championship was certainly well-deserved, and should more than erase any lingering asterisks on the Spaniard’s riding record, if any even remained. Congratulations again Jorge!

Photo: © 2012 Scott Jones / Scott Jones Photography – All Rights Reserved

  • Vinod Anand S

    Congratulations Jorge and Yamaha!!!! A well deserved championship. And motogp lovers will certainly miss Stoner next season. All the best for his future endeavours.

  • Congrats Jorge! A very long fight and we WON. The best of luck to you Mr. Stoner!! Very sorry Dani, but like #58 once said “Thats Racing”….

  • Afletra

    Selamat Jorge, you’re deserved it! Yamaha memang SEMAKIN DI DEPAN!

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  • Kurt

    Congratulations to Jorge. I would congratulate Team Yamaha, but I feel as if the support provided to their team riders was nothing near equal. So, having said that…I’ll leave out all the negativity, and simply say… Congratulations.

  • J

    Watch out for VR next year Jorgie… =)

  • robin

    well deserved, after thrilling and exciting 2 men battle with stoner on first half of the season and pedrosa for the next half. this is undoubtly the pinnacle of motoracing.