Jorge Lorenzo said it was a real challenge to stay focused in the lead of the Spanish Grand Prix as so many of his rivals crashed out. The whole field was struggling first with the slippery surface, then with their wet tires fading as the track dried.
Lorenzo's Yamaha teammate Ben Spies crashed out of second late on, Marco Simoncelli fell while leading, and Valentino Rossi collected Casey Stoner in an accident as the Italian tried to take second. Cal Crutchlow, Randy de Puniet and Karel Abraham also had falls.
"It was really difficult to keep the focus and the concentration," said Lorenzo. "Every lap the tires were in more bad condition. Every corner you had to slow down more and more. To keep concentration, looking at the others crashing, is not so easy in such a long race. But we kept on the bike and we won for a second time here at Jerez, which is the best circuit in the world."
Like last year, Lorenzo celebrated his home victory by stopping on the slowing-down lap and jumping into the lake in the middle of the circuit.