21 May 2012

Lorenzo wins French MGP, Stoner third

6:35 am on 21 May 2012

Spain's 2010 world motorcycle racing champion Jorge Lorenzo won a wet French MotoGP to take the overall lead in the championship from Australia's Casey Stoner.

It's the second win of the season and 19th MotoGP in all for the 25-year-old Yamaha rider, Lorenzo coming home clear of Italian great Valentino Rossi on a Ducati while defending world champion Stoner was third on a Honda.

Stoner began the day with a one-point lead in the championship and now drops to second, eight points behind Lorenzo.