MotoGP » Lorenzo moves on, 'accepts Bautista apology'

Jorge Lorenzo puts Bautista clash behind him, passed fit for this weekend's German MotoGP at Sachsenring

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Oli - Unregistered

July 02, 2012 3:52 PM

@King Kenny

Whilst I can completely understand why people will want Lorenzo to get a new engine, I am pretty certain he won't and I don't think he should. As harsh as it is that he has lost an engine through no fault of his own, you can't right all the wrongs in the world and by giving Lorenzo a new engine it opens up a huge can of worms.

Some issues that have already been mentioned since this issue came up:
By giving Lorenzo a new engine, you actually give him an advantage over everyone else as he has a newer engine. That is also not fair.
What happens if someone loses and engine through a freak incident that is no ones fault. A rider hits a bird and crashes. Not their fault either.
In this crash, it was clearly Bautista's fault 100%. But what if there is a crash that's 98% / 2% blame split. Should the virtually wholly innocent victim not get a new engine?

So yeah, completely understand where you're coming from, but IMHO the ramifications make it unrealistic.


King Kenny - Unregistered

July 02, 2012 4:47 PM

@Oli: that engine had just been introduced into the rotation. It only had a few kilometers in it, from Friday. I understand your point, but you can't talk of Lorenzo getting and advantage when he was taken out of the race.

It's not possible to right all the wrongs, for instance what happened to Pedrosa at Le Mans last season. But some wrongs can be fixed, and in the future the rules should consider some way to repair a rider that goes through the same situation as Lorenzo.

I don't think Lorenzo's going to get an engine either. HRC won't allow it, now that the tables have turned: not only Lorenzo isn't leading and stronger, he's on equal points as Stoner and one engine short for the season. Suppo and Nakamoto already went to see Race Direction as soon as they heard Lorenzo might get a new engine. Nakamoto comes from F1, he wants to win, period. And that isn't wrong of him...

...but giving Lorenzo his engine back would be fair play. It won't happen, though.

M1M - Unregistered

July 02, 2012 4:57 PM

It will be really sick if the championship ends up going down to the last race and, all because of this incident, Lorenzo exceeds his engine allocation and is forced to start from the pit lane with a 10s delay.

King Kenny - Unregistered

July 02, 2012 5:05 PM

Is it with a 10sec delay or only starting from pit lane? I'm not really sure...

Yamaha should probably introduce all 3 engines left into the rotation, and introduce de extra engine when there's a wet race. That way Lorenzo could minimize the damage. But that way also he couldn't get any updates to his engines all season long.

He'll just have to sit out some free practices, and try to build a significant points lead in case he ends up needing that extra engine.

I think it's very unlikely that the championship will go down to the last race. That hasn't happened since 2006, I think.

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