Events news round up
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This week Jorge Lorenzo became Spain's first ever double MotoGP champion by clinching the 2012 crown at Phillip Island in Australia on Sunday.
Lorenzo had this to say of the premier-class championship and his season overall:
“It is very hard. You must be very consistent. Never make a mistake. Always try to finish all the races. Stay very focussed. So today is a special day and I want to thank all my team, Yamaha, my family, friends, sponsors and everyone that believed in me and wanted me to win. Thank-you very much.”
In F1 news Nico Hulkenberg has been the most recent Formula 1 driver to move teams as we move to the end of the 2012 season. He joins Sauber from Force India, stating that the Swiss outfit is “a well-placed team and very competitive."
All eyes are now on the the top two drivers in the world championship as the final three races in the season will see an exhilarating fight for the title, with Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina taking full focus this weekend. Vettel is now strong favourite to win his third successive championship, being 13 points clear of Alonso with only 75 points available in the remaining races.
In other race news, on October 21 we saw Gordon Shedden lift the British Touring Car Championship title for the first time. He is the first Scottish driver to win the championship since John Cleland in 1995. His Honda team took a clean sweep in the season finale at Brands Hatch, with Andrew Jordan collecting the Independent Drivers Trophy, Honda/Dynamics the Manufacturers/Constructors Championship and the Honda Yuasa Racing Team and Pirtek Racing the outright HiQ and Independent teams' trophies respectively.