Jorge Lorenzo was crowned MotoGP world champion after finishing third in the Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang.
The Fiat Yamaha rider came home behind Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso, who has been enough to clinch the title with three races go.Reigning champion Rossi started sixth, dropped to 11, but made his way back and took the lead on lap 10.
Rossi, whose season was interrupted by a broken leg, which was held during his first win since the first day of season.In contrast to his fellow Italian Dovizioso has made a good start from third position and soon put pressure on the pole Lorenzo.
While Rossi slid across the field, Casey Stoner, with the hope of winning the race for the third consecutive year, finished the first round that crashed on the final lap.
Dovizioso and Lorenzo was clear of the pack, while Rossi trace containment, as it was in search of a sixth class victory in the elite Malaysia.He narrowed the gap on the ninth lap, as Dovizioso took the lead, and soon became thus leading to the couple go to the front on lap 11.
Lorenzo seemed happy to settle for three instead of doing something more risky, leaving Rossi and Dovizoso to battle for victory, but changed the lead on Lap 16, Rossi last day for victory. Upon entering the race, the world title was lose.
Lorenzo only needed to finish in the 10 to be crowned champion in the estate of his teammate and rival Rossi, and with a worse outcome of the Spanish this year after it was the fourth, who was never in serious doubt.Before Sepang, Lorenzo took control of the race for the title with seven victories.
But hopes of an end of season battle between the two men were dashed when Pedrosa crashed in practice for the Japanese Grand Prix last weekend at the Grand, broken collarbone and put on races in Japan and Malaysia but hopes to be back next week in Australia.