MotoGP » PIC: Lorenzo engine fears after Assen accident


Huge smoke cloud after Assen accident prompts concerns over MotoGP title leader Jorge Lorenzo's engine.

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daynal - Unregistered

July 01, 2012 10:49 AM

huh? well if lorenzo gets a new engine then whats the point of these "rules'?!! ffs it seems every rule Dorna has been making these days is getting broken left , right and centre...

Jon - Unregistered

July 01, 2012 10:59 AM

The point is that Lorenzo's brand new engine was destroyed by Bautista... It was NOT his mistake.
It makes sense to allow him to get a new one, it's bad enough that Bautista has destroyed Lorenzo's work in the first 7-8 gps, but to let the crash affect the rests of his gps and season because of it?

daynal - Unregistered

July 01, 2012 11:48 AM

@jon your completely missing the point!

it was a racing incident get over it, giving extra engines isnt even in the rules so i doubt lorenzo will be given an extra one anyway.
So whats next? if Pedrosa gets hit by a bird and his engine explodes will he be given a extra engine too?! its not his fault is it...

tleaf100 - Unregistered

July 01, 2012 1:08 PM

one thing i have not heard is anyone pointing out that if you look at it differently,that accident is lorenzos fault anyway.everybody knows about mad charhes to first corner at assen,there is nearly always someone who gets red mist,or reads the wind wrong,so knowing all this,why was lorenzo so tight on corner? Watch what vali does,he goes for outside line to start with.

Oli - Unregistered

July 01, 2012 1:43 PM

LOL @tleaf100. I know the crash.net comments are not a place you'll always find the most accurate 'expert' opinion, but despite that I didn't expect even on here that anyone would seriously try to claim that Lorenzo was anything other than 100% the innocent party in that crash!

It could have been Rossi, Stoner, anyone or maybe even no one. On another day AB could have missed everyone or could have taken 4 of them down. It's in the hands of the MotoGP first corner gods and pure bad luck on Lorenzo's part.

That aside, Lorenzo won't get a new engine and nor should he. As much as it was his bad luck, that is just an unfortunate side of racing that he has to accept. As has already been pointed out, a new engine would give him an advantage over everyone else, and where do you draw the line? The Pedrosa hits a bird example is a good one. When you think about it, it's never a riders fault that an engine blows.

So as much as it's pure bad luck for Lorenzo and I feel bad for him, rules are ru

Oli - Unregistered

July 01, 2012 1:43 PM

Part 2...

les and you can't go making exception because where do you draw the line? What if a crash happens in future that's not so clear cut? It would open a can of worms.

Oli

shamarone

July 01, 2012 2:45 PM

re: "Lorenzo has suggested he may be allowed to replace the damaged engine, since the accident was no fault of his own and Bautista has been punished by Race Direction, but there is nothing in the rule book to allow such a concession."

that's the beauty of rule books... during the summer season they can double as kindling for the barby. :) prawns anyone...?

i say who gives a rat's, throw the kid an engine. if fairness is debatable...? ok then do it on the grounds of safety. if one errs, as long as it's done on the side of safety, then we ALL get to drink a tall glass of STFU.

that engine could let go at sachsenring causing an on track hazard not only to lorenzo, but to everybody (moto2, moto3, etc). if it came through my tech inspection, i would simply fail it and that would be the story of that block.

billace - Unregistered

July 01, 2012 2:46 PM

Yamaha does not deserve a new engine. In the similar crash last year with Rossi and Stoner the Duc and the Honda had to be restarted becuase they sensed a crash and shut off automatically.

Yamaha has the best electronics package yet they allow their engine to blow up while laying on its side in the kitty litter? That is their mistake, no question about it.

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