MotoGP » 'Impressive' pole for walking wounded Lorenzo

"Thankfully I feel more pain walking than I do riding the bike. I was very lucky this morning that I had no big injuries" – Jorge Lorenzo.

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Buddner - Unregistered

July 24, 2011 1:54 AM

I'm not a huge fan of Lorenzo but race by race i am turning to liking this racer more and more, he was a bit of a young fool when he started but he has grown into a worthy world champion and he's proving it now when things need to be fought for. Amazing qualifying, hope he can top it off with a win, he deserves it.

Ich - Unregistered

July 24, 2011 2:04 AM

Jeez, these bikes are all control.

"The Yamaha's launch control overrides its traction control system, until a downshift is made - but Lorenzo didn't downshift for the following turn and was then thrown over the handlebars when he accelerated his TC-less bike on the exit."

motofan - Unregistered

July 24, 2011 2:10 AM

As far as I remember correctly a couple of years ago Ben Spies, when asked about the electronics on the GP bike (he was testing a Suzuki then, I guess) said that there is more electronics on the Superbike motorcycle than the GP motorcycle. Hard to believe, isnt it?

roadrash - Unregistered

July 24, 2011 2:22 AM

Personally, the traction-control-less highside is
proof of how homogenized the racing has become.
The traction control clearly takes away from the
pilot/rider's personal skills and abilities. With
it, hold the throttle wide open, barely a
consequence. Without it, watch out, it takes more
skill. Think I'd rather see a race where the pilot
is in more control of the flying. This way its
more about the pilot, but I know, the Factories
want it more about the bikes so they can sell em.

Connecticut USA


July 24, 2011 3:24 AM

re: "Casey is going to have to ride his ar5e out. He can't afford Lorenzo to keep gaining more points and momentum. This will be race of the year."

hmmmn. i wonder if casey's sandbagging...? he's no stranger to tearing the lagoon a new one.

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