With the checkered flag of the MotoGP race of the Australian Grand Prix, Jorge Lorenzo has been proclaimed 2012 world champion in the premier category. As we said just a few minutes ago, in the second round Dani Pedrosa went to the ground in practically the only mistake made by the Repsol Honda rider. Casey stoner, with the motivation of being able to bring one last victory to his people, he took his favorite role very seriously and Jorge Lorenzo he had to ride in that tense calm until the end of the test through the second gap in the box. The third in contention, a great Cal crutchlow remembering what it may be capable of.
Although we will hear about everything, Jorge is the only one to blame and responsible for his title. He has been accused of integrating a calculator with the tachometer and being too conservative, not without reason on certain occasions, but today he put out his chest from the first meter traveled to make it clear that he is not a champion by chance. With the red lights out Lorenzo shot off the grid catching the two Honda riders off guard who acted as an escort on the front line.
Something, I bet, that neither Dani nor Casey expected. Pedrosa, as intelligent as ever and more aggressive than ever, he did not let the Majorcan escape and in turn four, the same one that would condemn him to the runner-up, he put himself at the forefront of the test. Casey, for his part, closely followed the tail of the Yamaha M1, putting the wheel in each and every one of the stops at Phillip Island. Behind them they were preparing to occupy positions to the battle from satellites the strongest teams from middle earth. The Tech3 Yamas and the San Carlo and LCR Hondas occupied from fourth to seventh places.
When the Repsol Honda was making a real sandwich for Lorenzo, Dani arrived past the same point where he had achieved first place. He forced a knockdown to the limit, losing his grip and abandoning the race. With this error, Mela, the fanatic commentator with the most attention in the media, took the opportunity to, for the umpteenth time, charge Casey Stoner and launch a question into the air: Wouldn't Dani have been calmer if Casey had been willing to help her?
To which Sito Pons, in the broadcast booth today, answered sharply: NO. Because even if the favorite was Stoner, the pilot who was pushing with his presence and the roar of his engine was Jorge Lorenzo. This one, by the way, almost beat Dani himself after his fall. Definitely, Dani's fall left us with a bad taste in our mouths Well, up to now the race had many possibilities of being exciting until the end with the big three back on the circuit.
Since then Casey Stoner took command with the approval of Jorge Lorenzo, that just by taking it easy would be champion. This also meant that the show moved, once again, to satellite motorcycles. And that Cal Crutchlow had already escaped and was third solo.
Álvaro Bautista, Stefan Bradl and Andrea Dovizioso starred in the best moments of the race. With five laps to go, the one from Talavera was the last of this trio but the attack would soon begin. On the last lap Álvaro passed Stefan and launched himself towards the position of the Tech3, surpassing him, but Dovi's notorious superiority in the most mousetrapped sections of the Aussie track and an acceleration that has nothing to envy to the Honda trained the future rider of Ducati to get the fourth place. Stefan Bradl was within a few thousandths of beating his biggest rival.
Special mention also deserves the great role of Aleix Espargaró and Randy De Puniet, who today returned to offer a huge battle largely not broadcast. ART have outperformed a MotoGP again, this time, to that of Hector Barberá, who seems to deflate after some good results. Aleix, by the way, passed in front of the French extending his advantage over him in the classification.
In the end Casey was able to say goodbye to his audience with a huge victory, Jorge repeated his best dream and Dani Pedrosa sets the goal in 2013 after having shown himself to be a true marvel of a pilot having reached, perhaps, the best form of his sporting career. Congratulations to all of you for what you have achieved.