motogp.com looks back over the campaign of each premier class rider with a video which compiles the most pivotal moments of their year
World Champion at just 23 years old, Jorge Lorenzo’s 2010 season was one packed full of achievements. Taking his first premier class title with a record points tally of 383 the Fiat Yamaha rider also equalled the highest number of podium finishes in a single season in the MotoGP category, as he stood on the rostrum in 16 of the 18 rounds.
Consistency was the key to Lorenzo’s success, a statement underlined by the fact he finished fourth on the two occasions he was not on the podium in 2010. His first back to back premier class victories came with wins at Jerez and Le Mans as he made a superb start to the year, and a trio of consecutive wins – all from pole – at Silverstone, Assen and Catalunya underlined his title credentials and gave him a healthy mid-season lead of over 70 points.
Lorenzo’s calm and controlled second half of the campaign saw his mature approach confirmed – a highlight being the fierce battle with team-mate and rival Valentino Rossi at Motegi which failed to break his concentration – and he secured the title with third place at Sepang. Wins at Estoril and Valencia in the final two rounds made for an emphatic end to a fantastic year in which he amassed nine victories.
In 2011 the Spaniard continues on the factory Yamaha team, aiming to defend his title and assert his authority over the World Championship for a number of years to come, and you can review his 2010 feat in the attached motogp.com video.