Lorenzo's 25 point haul gives him a total score of 115 points, keeping him in first position in the championship standings, with a ten-point lead. He is 37 points ahead of Rossi in third.
"It was an unexpected race, because we thought for example that Iannone and ViÌ±ales, who had a very high pace, would be fighting until the end for the victory, but in the end it was Marc," He didn't look like he had the pace in the practice sessions, but he was following me the whole race," Lorenzo said.
"I tried to escape, pushing so much on the changes in direction and I used a lot of energy and I thought I maybe I didn't have enough to fight with Marc for the victory, because with him riding behind me he maybe saved more energy and was more powerful at the end, but my luck was the engine this time.
"When I stayed behind him I thought I was losing the race and tried a bit of a crazy move that I pulled on De Angelis in 250cc in the race in 2005. This memory was in my head, so I said to myself "Why not try the same?" and did it. I passed him but went wide and he overtook me again. In the last corner I tried again under braking, but he closed the door so much that if I had released the brake maybe we could have touched and crashed together, so I decided to stay in second place and make a lot of speed in the last corner and exit with the slipstream and try.
"When I exited the corner I thought I was losing the race, but my bike caught up with him so much, it was a surprising win. In Moto3 we often see races like this, but in MotoGP this kind of finish doesn't happen often. Today, if I had been fighting with Rossi or Iannone, I wouldn't have won, it was a crazy battle," the Spaniard concluded.