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Just over six months on from announcing his retirement from MotoGP™, Jorge Lorenzo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) is a premier class race winner once again; who would've thought it. The Spaniard got the better of Reale Avintia Racing's Tito Rabat in the closing stages of Sunday's Michelin Virtual British Grand Prix to stand on the top step of the podium in Yamaha blue for the first time since Valencia 2016 and was able to declare Silverstone as Lorenzo's Land for the first time since 2013.
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"Like some Roman Emperor said: 'Veni, Vidi, Vici'," said the five-time World Champion after clinching victory. "So I arrived, I took the pole position and I won. But I have to say that Fabio today was much faster than me but to win the race you have to finish. We did it, even if I crashed at the second corner. I was consistent, I was quite fast. I overheated the rear tyre a little bit so It wasn't easy to catch Tito but finally I overtook him and won the race. It was a lot of fun and I'm very happy.
"During these days I have tried all of the tyre options and I went with the hard rear. I was clear with the soft front, it didn't overheat, but the medium rear overheated a little and was tough to manage; it was on the limit. So the hard option for the final laps was better and I was lucky Fabio crashed as many times as he did, otherwise, it would've been hard to beat him."