Lorenzo wins in Le Mans

Updated: May 21, 2012

Spain’s 2010 world champion Jorge Lorenzo won the French MotoGP at Le Mans on Sunday and took the overall lead in the championship.

The 25-year-old Yamaha rider, recording his second win of the season and 19th MotoGP in all, came home clear of Italian great Valentino Rossi on a Ducati while defending world champion Casey Stoner of Australia was third on a Honda.

For 33-year-old Rossi it was only his second podium finish in two years and could not have come at a better time as Stoner is due to retire at the end of the year and the Italian suggested he would be interested in the ride.

01 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing 49’39.743
02 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team +9.905
03 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team +11.298
04 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team +29.361
05 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP +32.477
06 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team +32.842
07 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +59.759
08 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +1’05.152
09 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team +1’07.846
10 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini +1’13.193