The 2012 MotoGP season review

The 2012 MotoGP season review

MotoGP struggled for strength in depth in 2012, but in fending off the Hondas to win his second title, Jorge Lorenzo still delivered a classic championship triumph, as Sam Tremayne recounts

As good as Yamaha's pre-season testing had been, Jorge Lorenzo knew beating the Hondas, and in particular 2011's runaway champion Casey Stoner, was going to be tough.

Admittedly the 2012 crown was never likely to fall outside of Yamaha or Honda, but while MotoGP's strength in depth might be questionable – the arrival of the CRT class a boon for grid numbers rather than general competitiveness – it did at least have a trinity of worthy title-aspirants in Lorenzo, Stoner and Dani Pedrosa.

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