Sunday, July 3, 2011

Lorenzo Outlasts Stoner in MotoGP's Italian Grand Prix

YAMAHA'S defending champion Jorge Lorenzo held off a strong Honda challenge to win the Italian MotoGP last night, cutting into Casey Stoner's championship lead. 

Fresh from lowering the track record in qualifying at the Mugello circuit on Saturday, the Australian led for the opening 17 laps.

But with six laps to go, Lorenzo took the lead with a sublime inside pass on Stoner, pinching the inside lane through a steep, downhill chicane with pinpoint deftness.
Stoner was then ambushed by Honda team-mate Andrea Dovizioso on the final lap and had to be happy with third place. Read Full Story Here

MotoGP Results:
1. Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
2. Andrea Dovizioso (Honda)
3. Casey Stoner (Honda)
4. Ben Spies (Yamaha)
5. Marco Simoncelli (Honda)
6. Valentino Rossi (Ducati)
7. Hector Barbera (Ducati)
8. Dani Pedrosa (Honda)
9. Colin Edwards (Yamaha)
10. Nicky Hayden (Ducati)

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