Sunday, November 8, was the young Jorge Lorenzo’s day. This is the day on which the Spaniard won his 5th world title by winning the 2015 MotoGP world championship with 330 points after securing victory in the championship’s last race in the most glorious way, leaving behind the Spanish duo of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa at Valencia with early lap pace in typical ‘Lorenzo’ style. He is now three-time MotoGP world championship winner. 2006 & 2007 250 cc world championships are also won by Jorge Lorenzo.
The 28-year-old Yamaha rider won the last race at Valencia but what followed his win was a bunch of controversies about Spanish Marques conspiring to prevent the Italian champion Valentino Rossi from winning. It all started during the previous race in Malaysia when Marquez accused Rossi of kicking him from his bike. The MotoGP legend Rossi had to start the final race from the last place as a penalty for the act. But he made a thrilling start by gaining 11 positions in the first lap itself and reached the 4th place with 18 of 30 laps still in hand. However, he could not progress any further as ahead of him were Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa fighting for the second place. The 7 time MotoGP world champion claimed that the Spanish were constantly resisting him to go further and that Lorenzo’s win was a result of this trio tie up among the Spanish mates.
The title winner Lorenzo has not accepted any of Rossi’s claims. “None of this controversy and comments would have happened if Valentino had the speed of Marc, of myself, and had won more races,” he said. “With a bit more speed and consistency, and without what happened at Sepang, he could have arrived in Valencia with a clear advantage and won the championship comfortably. It was not like that and he knows that he let slip this year the opportunity to win his 10th championship and that is hard to accept.” The two Yamaha team mates once had relations so bad that they literally shared a wall between them in the Yamaha garage.