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MotoGP, Lorenzo: "No point remembering this race"

The Spaniard complains of the same problems as Dovizioso: "Today the bike was more competitive, but in mid-corner I couldn't ride it smoothly"

MotoGP: Lorenzo: "No point remembering this race"


Sunday on Phillip Island was a black one for Ducati. If Dovizioso was forced to settle for thirteenth place, things were no better for Jorge Lorenzo, all the way back in fifteenth. A race of anonymity for the Majorcan, forced to watch the rest from a distance.

“This track proved to be very complicated for Ducati and the finishing positions of Petrucci and Dovizioso demonstrate that - number 99 began - The bike improved compared to yesterday. I was able to have more stability and speed, but it was not enough.”

Lorenzo does not beat around the bush about the problem and gets straight to the point.

I struggled particularly with tyre wear and we were unable to be competitive in mid-corner – he explained - For 2018 we need to work on this aspect, trying to flow better. If we improve, we’ll be able to take a useful step forward even for the other circuits.”

The Borgo Panigale standard-bearer is already looking toward Malaysia.

I have already forgotten about this weekend; it doesn’t make sense to remember it - Jorge continued - We were slow throughout the weekend, lapping more than a second behind the leaders.”

He is also aware that for his teammate the race for the title is now an uphill battle.

If Dovi and Marc had a 40% and a 60% chance of winning the Championship Title before this race, now Marc definitely has much more of a chance. A win by Dovi in Sepang with maybe a DNF by Marquez could certainly reopen the race, but it is complicated even if it is always true that anything can happen in MotoGP.”

There is a positive note to his day, however.

I am very happy about Mir’s title - Lorenzo concluded - I am not the only winning Majorcan in Motorcycle racing. Joan is a talented, fast and professional young man with a great future ahead of him.”

Translated by Jonathan Blosser

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