Our "Majorcan", Jorge Lorenzo (X-lite X-802), who started from second position on the grid, once again demonstrated his sheer class as he skilfully negotiated his third win of the season in what was a careful race with no mistakes. Taking the twentieth Moto GP win of his career, Jorge had a hard fight with fellow Spaniard Dani Pedrosa but there was nothing Pedrosa could do in this race to beat the phenomenal Lorenzo. Jorge is now 20 points clear of Casey Stoner (Nolan X-802) who despite taking pole position, finished 4th due to tyre problems. Next race takes place at Silverstone on 17th June.
Jorge Lorenzo (X-lite X-802) - 1st
"I'm really happy with this victory as it was a very tough weekend. We performed a lot better than yesterday as in qualifying it was very hot. The grip on the track after the rain this morning was also not so great. At the beginning of the race when I was following Ben and Dani it was very easy to make a mistake under braking and touch them so I waited calmly for my opportunity. When Ben made a mistake I moved up. I followed Dani and watched him, he slowed his pace and eventually made a mistake so I was able to pass him then give it full throttle. Thank you so much to Yamaha and my team for working hard to make a great bike for today's victory."
Casey Stoner (Nolan X-802) - 4th
"I'm a little disappointed, we gave it everything at the end but we just didn't have the pace, especially in the beginning with the hard tyre. It seemed that only Dani could really make that tyre work today and he made it work better than us. With the performance we had during the weekend we expected to be a little stronger throughout the race, we knew the beginning was going to be tough but we believed that towards the end we would be able to run a higher pace. We weren't sure if the softer tyre was going to be a problem for us in the race so we took the safer option today. We thought we had a better bike and better pace, but it didn't come together. Still we came home with some points and we have the test here tomorrow to work on the chatter issues so I'm sure we'll be back fighting at the top again soon".