2012 MotoGP Championship Standings After Round 10, Laguna Seca

1 Jorge LORENZO SPA 205  
2 Dani PEDROSA SPA 182 -23
3 Casey STONER AUS 173 -32
4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA 121 -84
5 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR 106 -99
6 Stefan BRADL GER 84 -121
7 Nicky HAYDEN USA 84 -121
8 Valentino ROSSI ITA 82 -123
9 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA 81 -124
10 Ben SPIES USA 66 -139
11 Hector BARBERA SPA 60 -145
12 Randy DE PUNIET FRA 33 -172
13 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA 33 -172
14 Michele PIRRO ITA 16 -189
15 Mattia PASINI ITA 13 -192
16 James ELLISON GBR 12 -193
17 Colin EDWARDS USA 11 -194
18 Karel ABRAHAM CZE 10 -195
19 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL 10 -195
20 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA 9 -196
21 Ivan SILVA SPA 7 -198
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8 races to go. If Casey won every one and Jorge came second in every one, Casey would win by 8 points. What's the chance that is gonna happen.......

Of course falls and other variations are still possible, but it would be a brave man to suggest Jorge would bin it the way he's been riding.

That should not happen. If it is true, the commission should be looking at those failures very carefully to see if the engineering evaluations/scrutineering on bikes is up to scratch. Of course, Spies binned his bike in practice, so maybe he damaged the swing arm then. If so, this might be an unintended outcome of the "one bike rule".
Either way, having a 300+kmh machine sustaining this sort of failure should be enough for tightening any post-crash component checking.

I always thought that was a dumb rule anyway. Is it really that much more expensive to carry two bikes and spares than a one bike and another in a box?

There is no "one bike rule" in MotoGP. (It still is possible that swingarm had been involved in a crash, however.)

Next person of the three to lay his bike down is done.