MotoGP: 6 Most memorable races of Jorge Lorenzo
Jorge Lorenzo entered the MotoGP class in 2008 with the Factory Yamaha team, after winning back-to-back Moto2 World Championships with Fortuna Aprilia. The Spaniard finished fourth in his first season, second in his second season took his first MotoGP World Championship in 2010 - his third MotoGP season.
Till date, Jorge Lorenzo went on to win two more MotoGP championships, taking his overall tally to five (till the end of the 2018 season). The 31-year-old has raced in over 250 races, claiming over 150 podiums and close to 70 race wins. In his 11-year-long stint, Jorge Lorenzo provided us with some truly breath-taking racing action, and in this article, let us look closer the top-6 races of Jorge Lorenzo's MotoGP career.
#6 2009 Catalunya
The 2009 Catalan Motorcycle Grand Prix is something that Lorenzo will remember of a long time despite finishing the race second-best. Only a rookie that year, the Spaniard started the race from pole position, ahead of his teammate Valentino Rossi.
The duo riding the Yamaha machines battled each other throughout the race but the picture-perfect moment came in the last lap of the race. Rossi overtook Lorenzo on the final corner to claim a race win with Lorenzo just missing out with a gap fewer than 0.1 seconds. That race showed the world the glimpses of Lorenzo's potential in the MotoGP class.
#5 2012 Brno
The 2012 Czech Republic Motorcycle Grand Prix was yet another occasion when Lorenzo's brilliant drive throughout the duration of the race didn't warrant him a race win.
Jorge Lorenzo started the race from pole position while the eventual race winner Pedrosa started from third. The duo from Spain battled for the lead throughout the race, and Lorenzo led his fellow countryman in the final lap. However, Pedrosa performed a stunning overtake on the final corner of the race to claim an astonishing race win, much to the crowd's joy.
Lorenzo lost out to Pedroso with a narrow margin of 0.178 seconds, but his racing class seen in that race carried on to other races and ensured that he would finish in the 2012 MotoGP season in the first place with 350 points.