Jorge Lorenzo was probably the biggest name announced in the previous days for the MotoGP Virtual Race at Silverstone and did not disappoint us. Actual Yamaha test rider made pole position in his debut Virtual Grand Prix and won the race as well despite a tough start that forced him to make a strong comeback.
It was indeed a chaotic start once again, with Takaaki Nakagami who took the lead, while Jorge Lorenzo and Fabio Quartararo crashed; the two Yamaha riders were so forced to make a comeback from behind, but it seemed immediately that both Fabio and Jorge had the pace to recover and come back into the first positions.
Anyway, Quartararo crashed again during the race as happened in the last Virtual Races and that ruined his chance to win the race, while Lorenzo started to make fast laps and overtakes and put himself into 3rd provisional position in the middle of the race and then we had the biggest twist of the Grand Prix.
Takaaki Nakagami had a comfortable lead and seemed fine with it, but crashed just during his 5th lap saying goodbye to his winning chances, letting Tito Rabat and Jorge Lorenzo through. Meanwhile, Fabio Quartararo tried to make his comeback and engaged battles against Michele Pirro.
After Nakagami’s crash, Tito Rabat took the lead and had a little margin on Jorge Lorenzo, but the Spaniard from Yamaha was a bit faster than his compatriot and was able to close the gap in the last laps where he made the final move for the victory. At the same time, Quartararo closed the gap on Nakagami and overtook him for the final podium position.
Jorge Lorenzo made so a stunning double (pole position and victory) in his debut race, followed by Tito Rabat who scored his first Virtual podium ahead of Fabio Quartararo; the French despite a lot of crashes was still able to put himself into last podium position showing how fast he was and that he could even win the race.