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Jorge Lorenzo Wins 2012 MotoGP World Championship at Phillip Island

Jorge Lorenzo is once again the world champion of Grand Prix motorcycle racing.Dani Pedrosa came to Australia for the penultimate round of the 2012 MotoGP season only 23 points—less than the 25 points awarded to a race winner—behind Lorenzo in the championship standings.For the championship to come down to the final round would take a mistake from Lorenzo.Instead, it was Pedrosa who faltered.After Australian Casey Stoner announced he would retire at the end of the season and then again when he broke his ankle in a horrific high-side crash at Indianapolis, everyone circled the Phillip Island round on their calendars.Stoner had won his home GP for the last five years in succession, and there would be no better swan song for him th...

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