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MotoGP, Lorenzo: with another tyre I'd have won

"Even with the gap. I was sliding on the straight, it's never happened to me before in MotoGP"

Lorenzo: with another tyre I'd have won

Already yesterday a Michelin tyre affected Lorenzo's chances in qualifying, today something similar in the race. The rear tyre limited him and Jorge was very clear about what happened: “without that issue I could have won, even with the gap.

At Jerez Valentino used the perfect strategy, to get away as quickly as possible.

I didn't make a great start and Rossa was quicker than me in the first part of the race”, he admits.

But at a certain point you seemed to be catching him…

Yes, I was starting to do so when something happened that I've never experience before in MotoGP. The rear tyre began to slide along the straight, all I could do was slow down.

The problem was only at the rear?

Yes, the front is ok but the rear tyre needs to be improved.

You're not happy with second?

It's a pity because Marquez today had more problems than us and I could have taken advantage of that. I have however made up 4 points to him and Valentino is still behind in the standings.

Is that the only positive?

Today I scored my 100th podium and I'm pleased about that, only three riders in history have achieved this result.

Translated by Heather Watson

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