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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kiwibob

July 02, 2012 11:52 PM

Well spoken im impressed with the way Lorenzo has matured since rossi has left yam and he has just got on with the job . Yes he was angry and did vent then calmed down and is getting on with business

SHAKEN - Unregistered

July 03, 2012 12:59 AM

This report is all very strange. JoL is allowed 'Freedom Of Speech' - that's to say he's allowed to say whatever he wishes. Also who was to say he would be out for 2 races had he broken his ankle???? Cal (Crutchlow) was allowed to race at Silverstone (British GP) and the Dutch GP (Assen) with a broken ankle and god knows what (Crutchlow is notorious for privacy) after 2 big crashes in as many weeks. Whatever, JoL just suffered what could have happened to ANY rider

bender - Unregistered

July 03, 2012 1:10 AM

The reality is this crash has lost lorenzo more than 25 points, this was a brand new engine. He will either have to take a risk of a technical DNF and over use the existing five engines or start from pitlane, i think this is pretty harsh considering the situation, but i dont think you can switch the rules, what happens in the future in a crash if the fault is more difficult to decide?

This is really bad luck for lorenzo, and i reckon he has taken it pretty well. His race pace was way above stoners in all FP, he was up for a podium at the very least.

If this decides the championship, i would fully support Lorenzo knocking bautistas teeth down his throat.

bikenut

July 03, 2012 1:20 AM

Jorges reaction - he spat the dummy as we all would if we let ourselves be totally guided by our emotions, but Jorge always likes to be seen to do the right thing so he publicly patched things up (PR damage control) sports people are under a lot of scrutiny from the social media these days and it wouldnt do to be seen as a bad guy - like - well - like some people try to portray Stoner. :)

bikenut

July 03, 2012 1:26 AM
Last Edited 654 days ago

The Engine - I have noticed the Honda engines often seem to stop in an off Yamahas dont, an advantage if you can pick the bike up and continue when its not badly damaged, a disadvantage when the throttle jams open and destroys the motor, different manufacturers have different approaches, yamaha could easily have a system that would have saved the motor (if it was destroyed from running without oil and not actually impact damage) but then they could lose points because of it if the motor could not be restarted after a minor fall.

bikenut

July 03, 2012 1:35 AM
Last Edited 654 days ago

"Thank god for Moto2 and 3 as MotoGP in it's current form is, at best, a two horse race and duller than a dull thing."

Well yes, I loved the prototype formulae in the different capacities as it used to be, I realise nothing stays the same but there are major problems.

I think some of the problems come from promoters taking over and driving the series, a lot of the interest and passion has gone.

We changed from two strokes because they were considered irrelevant to what was happening on the road. I still dont think they have it right.

there needs to be a point of difference between this and supersport/superbikes, that point of difference needs to be prototype engines and chassis but in a relevant and affordable format.

bikenut

July 03, 2012 1:46 AM
Last Edited 654 days ago

I think moto 3 is almost right but in all classes they need to have conservative rev limits and conservative lower weight limits, ban traction control and telemetry and complex engine management systems, and carbon fibre chassis components, this would make it more relevant to what happens on the road plus much cheaper to compete, moto 2 - well where do you start? close racing but less interesting technically than supersport, they need prototype engines but maybe just single cylinder with the above restrictions to keep the costs under control.
Moto gp is hopeless, this class has become as irrelavant as the current 1000cc sports bikes on the road, really we only have 2 manufacturers who can afford to compete competitvely.

bikenut

July 03, 2012 2:00 AM
Last Edited 654 days ago

To stop Moto gp becoming another version of super bikes they need to change the format to something that is relevant and affordable, that will encourage most manufactures and maybe even a few privateers.
My suggestion, all the above bans to control costs and just 2 cylinders and maybe 1000cc, oh and multiple tyre manufactures thanks!
Or just let it die, because without a variety of manufactures (and maybe privateers) and prototype engines its just not going to be that technically interesting.
Finally of course is the number of races, 18 is way too many, 8 or 9 would be more than enough.

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