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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July 03, 2012 6:24 AM

These guys are ultra-competitve animals who do a great job placing a PR facade over that to keep everyone from sponsors to the public happy. When they are on the track all of that is, quite rightly, stripped away and you are left with the competitve animal. When they are knocked down, they want to find the other guy and beat the living crap out of them. I love watching the replay of Jorge's immediate reaction to being knocked off. He gets straight to his feet, he sprints for his bike with his first intention to get back on the bike, sees it blow up, without breaking from a spint he changes direction to find and 'attack' Bautista. If a racer doesn't want to beat the crap out of the other guy at that point, he's not a racer. Good on Jorge. Anyone expecting these guys to "think" at a time like that has no idea. He then is given some time to get over it, the PR facade, quite rightly, comes back into play.

Jorge has reacted to this whole thing as you would expect from a first-rate racer.


July 03, 2012 7:28 AM

I read your comment "stoner punched Randy for no reason"now I dont know how long you have been following GP for but I would say not very long, because what happened stoner was coming out of a corner probably between 100 and 200 clicks and about to open the throttle and right in front is a rider sitting up on the racing line,and if it was not for stoners quick reaction I would say Randy and stoner would have a long stint in hospital,remember the Marquez incident well I would say double that,so my advise to you is don't let hatred blind you,and get the facts before making silly statments.

thats how the cookie crumbles my man all it takes is one small mistake then its on again... thankfully this has evened things up a bit because it was strongly biased in the spaniards way mabye dorna will make up some other crazy rule that affects stoner badly so they're lover boy can win again... if stoner can pull it off this year against all odds it will be truely spectacular


July 03, 2012 10:24 AM

A lot of posters waste their time trying to argue one rider or another is the fastest, or that someone does or doesnt deserve to win because of an advantage with tires or as a result of a crash.
I dont think its about that, its all about winning the championship, if you have the highest number of points at the end of the year then you have won end of story.
What we really need to worry about is making the series more relevant, more affordable to encourage a greater variety of entrants and more interesting. At the moment I think technology is getting in the way of achieving those 3 outcomes.

Lewis - Unregistered

July 03, 2012 8:36 PM

Did anyone see the plume of white smoke billowing from Lorenzo's bike? Didn't this "race incident" cost him an engine in addition to 25 championship points???

IMHO, Bautista is getting away with a slap on the wrist. Lorenzo is losing 1 new engine plus 25pts!

Who in their right mind thinks Bautista's punishment is excessive???


July 03, 2012 10:29 PM

Yamahas choice not to have the engine shut off in the event of a fall, would work in their favour for a minor accident where they could get back on and ride away without an engine restart, in this instance it may not have worked in their favour if it has damaged the engine.

zorroc - Unregistered

July 04, 2012 4:39 PM

I have helluva high regard for Jorge but his technique of crossing the track Schumacher style so that he can ride around the other riders taking advantage of Yamaha's high corner speed superiority will always leave him exposed to being T boned or riders running wide. In many ways he was lucky that it has not happened before the Bautista incident.

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