Lorenzo wins British MotoGP

Crutchlow Competes With A Broken Ankle

12 June 2012

Jorge Lorenzo's victory was overshadowed by Cal Crutchlow's sixth place finish because he managed it after breaking and dislocating his ankle the day before! He crashed badly in Saturday's practice but then took part in Sunday's GP despite being told by the hospital not to. Crutchlow started at the back of the grid after missing qualifying and admitted afterwards that the weekend's events had taken their toll; but clearly not enough to dampen his enthusiasm. He said to the BBC:

In all honesty, it's been an emotionally draining and tough weekend but now I need to make sure I'm fit for the next race

Despite his bravery or perhaps, stupidity, I don't think we should forget about Lorenzo's win because it saw him beat defending world champion Casey Stoner and it means he is now leading the championship by 25 points. His success was sadly not echoed by his team-mate, Ben Spies, who embarrassingly dropped to fifth after taking the lead. It must have been pretty humiliating to have been passed by your team-mate who then goes and wins; but lets reserve judgement on him for now because the next race is at Assen, the only place where Spies has seen first place! Well done Lorenzo and we wish you a speedy recovery Cal. Try and take it easy!