29 Oct Success for Nolan at Phillip Island
Lorenzo, cannot be caught with one race to go wins the title of World Champion which goes also for the third consecutive year to our X-802 helmet – with the new version just released the X-802R, has reached a level of perfection and unrivalled reliability. This is also the 41st World Title for the Nolan Group, the pride of Italy.
Thanks go to Jorge Lorenzo and his entire Team who brought up our colours and all the technicians and workers of Nolan Group who, through their work and passion, have contributed to this result. Thank you guys!
Next and final race in Valencia is on November 11th.
What the riders said::
Jorge Lorenzo, X-lite X-802, 2nd Position and WORLD CHAMPION!
“What a day! I’m very happy, it was easier than I expected because Dani made a mistake in a corner and crashed. I wanted to keep with Casey but he was so strong. Today all I had to do was finish the race and I have become World Champion for the second time. It’s such a sweet feeling! I want to thank all the team, Yamaha, my family, my friends, sponsors and fans who support me. Today is an amazing moment. We’ve been very patient, very concentrated and finally the World title arrives!”
Casey Stoner, Nolan X-802 – Winner
“It was very important for me to win a race before the end of the season and I’m really happy to do it here, at home, in front of the huge crowd. My biggest worry was to be fit again and competitive for this race, but we managed it and we had something over everyone else and this was the perfect way to say goodbye here. I was pretty nervous going into the race but the conditions were fantastic for a Phillip Island race! When I knew I only had a few laps left and a big lead, I was watching the crowd and it was fantastic to see everyone cheering me on, it made me very proud to be Australian. My biggest congratulations to Jorge, he’s ridden an almost perfect season finishing 1st or 2nd when possible and I’m just disappointed not to be in the championship fight, but I made my own mistakes and this is how things go. My condolences to Dani – I saw him crash out in front of me – but he had to push today and go out and win the race to keep his championship hopes alive. It was a small mistake, easy to do in this corner and I feel very sorry for him. Thanks to everyone for coming down and showing their support!”