Motorcycling: Lorenzo secures record triumph

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The Independent Online

World champion Jorge Lorenzo won the last race of the MotoGP season in Valencia yesterday to claim his ninth victory of the campaign and set a record points tally of 383 for the year. The Spaniard, who wrapped up the title last month, passed Valentino Rossi's previous record of 373.

The 23-year-old Yamaha rider pulled away to finish comfortably ahead of Australia's Stoner, who was competing for the last time on a Ducati before moving to Honda. "I'm on a cloud. I feel much more emotional winning here than when I won the title in Malaysia," said Lorenzo.