MotoGP: The Jorge Lorenzo show (Assen Grand Prix)

Author : cmunroe

A massive crowd was on hand to enjoy the spectacle MotoGp offers. The top ten riders on the grid were covered by 1 second and the top eight were covered by ½ second!


In perfect racing conditions and Jorge Lorenzo (Fiat Yamaha) on pole, the Dutch Grand Prix, for the 80th time, selected first gear and revved off. Lorenzo got going in a mad rush, but Randy DePuniet pulled a wheelie and had a horrendous start. Nicky Hayden slipped down the order, while Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner were on a trip to the front.

Pedrosa had Lorenzo in his sights and tucked in for the attack. Lorenzo responded with blurred vision speed which settled the debate a bit as Stoner edged closer to Pedrosa’s exhaust.

Stoner went to work, but Pedrosa had the better package and shrugged off the challenge. The battle for 4th intensified, but Ben Spies on a bike down on power, allowed his tire management skills to come to the fore and out-performed Dovizioso and DePuniet.

There was no contest at the front however and Jorge Lorenzo had an incident free romp to victory lane. Lorenzo sped to his 4th MotoGP win for the season and the 23 year old continues to distance himself from the others as he reaches for the championship trophy.

Cecil Munroe Gleaner On-Line Writer

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