MotoGP » Lorenzo to limit track time after engine loss?

"I hope we can manage to make all the practice sessions, but it's going to be difficult for sure" - Jorge Lorezo.

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cruachan - Unregistered

July 05, 2012 7:55 PM

Really harsh on Lorenzo to score nothing at Assen and have to nurse his engines because of someone else's rush of blood. Can't think of any way to redress the balance though.

Dani-Boy - Unregistered

July 05, 2012 7:58 PM

I can only foresee one thing from here. Boy, does that liven up the championship again! Hondas chattering, Rossi and Ducati pitter-pattering, and now Lorenzo's 'fuming'engine is like just what the doctor has ordered for the sport. So much of drama to look for in future. It's like some Hollywood flick now. What's gonna happen next? Nobody knows...Even though Lorenzo has the best race-pace but one shan't forget that he's an engine short now. That can wreck havoc on his title hopes, seriously!

Geonerd - Unregistered

July 05, 2012 8:12 PM

Mindlessly following a poorly written rule is also wrong.
The point of this rule is to limit factory spending and emphasize durable design and engineering, not to allow a freak accident to destroy a team's entire season.

Suppose the same thing happens again? There goes the championship battle...

The rule needs to be amended to allow for this sort of incident.

Skorpion - Unregistered

July 05, 2012 8:14 PM

This sort of thing has happened before but I sure wish wish they would make an exception. He's lost a 25 point lead through no fault of his own and now he more pressure too. Give the boy another engine!


July 05, 2012 8:46 PM

i don't think it will hinder his season.
there are ways to preserve engine life and get more mileage out of them.
next year they all start with 5 engines anyway , so they get work out a great strategy before the others .

Rich1 - Unregistered

July 05, 2012 8:46 PM

I also think it is a bum deal for him not to get another engine, especially since he didn't cause the crash. With that said, I admire Lorenzo for just putting the matter behind hime since there is nothing he can do about it and concentrate on going forward.

Anyone else? - Unregistered

July 05, 2012 9:02 PM

Am I the only one who feels like kicking the crap out of Bautista?

Lorenzo must be one classy guy to get over this so quickly. I'm still upset by the whole thing.

If some doofus barrel-a$$es down, takes me out, destroys one of my limited engines (a new one at that!) and is only penalized by starting at the back of the grid the following race, I would want some type of compensation.

This "punishment" does not fit the crime. WTF Dorna?? Race Direction??? Add some sort of doofus clause in your ever-changing rules! Why not attach monetary compensation to the doofus clause and we'll see everyone racing smartly in no time. I can imagine the phone call now...

Massimo Meregalli: Hey Fausto, per the doofus rule, you need to pay us for the cost of the engine we lost due to your rider being a doofus.

Fausto Gresini: Really? How much? Well, uh, it doesn't matter, we'll take it out of Bautista's pay. The check is in the mail.


July 05, 2012 9:25 PM

Whilst I sympathise that the loss of an engine is not ideal I think Jorge's hope that he be allowed to gain an extra engine without penalty is doomed to failure.

For Jorge to get a non penalty extra engine every other team on the grid has to agree to it. On one hand you are asking teams to allow a rival a concession that could make it harder for them to compete with him, On the other hand other teams since the engine restriction came in have been denied a non penalty engine because Yamaha amongst others voted against it.

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