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Lorenzo to match Pedrosa, Gibernau wins

Victory for Jorge Lorenzo in last Sunday's British Grand Prix means he is now on the verge of equalling the number of premier-class wins by fellow Spaniards Dani Pedrosa and Sete Gibernau.

Both Pedrosa and Gibernau are on nine victories, making them the joint second most successful Spanish riders after Alex Criville - Spain's only 500cc/MotoGP world champion, who won the crown in 1999 and claimed 15 premier-class wins.

Lorenzo's British Grand Prix win was also his 29th victory in all GP classes, the same number as Loris Capirossi.

There are now only two current GP riders with more victories than Lorenzo: Valentino Rossi with 104 and Pedrosa with 32.

In the 18 races Lorenzo has finished since the start of last season, he has been off the podium once - a fourth place at the 2009 Malaysian Grand Prix when he started from the back of the grid after problems with his bike.

Lorenzo will get his first chance to match Gibernau and Pedrosa this Saturday at Assen.

Lorenzo has won three of the five races so far this season, with Pedrosa taking one 2010 win. Rossi, now absent with a broken leg, won the other.

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June 23, 2010 1:07 PM
Last Edited 2471 days ago

Although his 250cc days sometimes did not sit well with some fans of other riders and him being "braggadocios". There is no denying it, he has the mark of a Champion. Recently though, he has conducted himself in the 800cc class with more humility when necessary and have shown toughness, determination and a flamboyancy that only Valentino Rossi can rival. With all of the above he not only talks the talk but walks the walk, and as his continuous march of wins keep accumulating, he will definitely become a legend to Spanish fans. At 23 years of age, and with a building "Lorenzo Land" fan base, the crossover to other Nationality of fans is imminent. Keep it up Jorge and win it this year!

Joe Blow - Unregistered

June 23, 2010 1:58 PM

Jorge is the best rider in MotoGP since Rossi and probably the only one who can consistently challenge and often beat him. Hayden was a fluke. Stoner was a pretender with a really fast bike he knew how to ride. He'll sink back to mid-pack mediocrity with Honda. Pedro is too inconsistent and not up for a fight. Dovi is Hayden. Really good, but not great. I think Spies may be the only other rider that might be able to challenge Jorge and Rossi, but he's going to need factory kit to do it.

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