Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Jorge Lorenzo delivered a master class victory in Jerez, claiming the 55th victory of his career.
Lorenzo was back on form and blew away the competition today at the Circuito de Jerez de la Frontera. He continued his weekend of dominance at the Gran Premio de EspaÌ±a and took the chequered flag, not having lost the lead once, with staggering 5,5 second lead.
Lorenzo had a great launch from pole position, taking the holeshot into turn one. Completely in the zone he immediately put the hammer down and rode away from the pack, with only rival Marc Marquez able to follow him. Lorenzo was quick to respond by upping his pace and rode a Circuit Record of 1'38.735 on just his second lap.
He pulled away and soon created a gap of over a second to Marquez, who was unable to keep up with his blistering pace. Consistently posting laps under the 1'40 mark, Lorenzo remained unchallenged for the rest of the race and completed his perfect performance of the weekend when he took the flag with a 5.576 second lead, securing his fifth victory at the Andalusian circuit.
"I am absolutely proud of myself and of the team that we finally delivered some extraordinary work, because we had some problems that have been beyond our control." Lorenzo explaind. "Due to the lining of the helmet in Doha, my illness in Austin and the tyres in Argentina we couldn't demonstrate our true potential.
"This time I could do it during the whole weekend and especially on braking. Sometimes it happens that on Sunday I feel a bit worse on braking than during the rest of the weekend, but today that didn't happen. I was able to brake really late, enter well into the corners, and carry good corner speed and acceleration, so everything was fine.
"When this happens you have to make profit of it and win the race. I was thinking about jumping into the lake, but I am 28 years old...! It's not the same as when you are 23, so in the last second I decided to stop and go back to the bike.
"Today it's mother's day so it's very special, because my mum saw the race and saw me winning and tomorrow I turn 28. It's important that we recover some points to Vale because he's been very strong at the beginning of this season and always on the podium.
"It's also important we have recovered the feeling and ability to go fast and now we have to enjoy these hours, this night and this victory!"