MotoGP » Lorenzo won’t 'go crazy' to wrap-up title

“It would be great [to win the title on Sunday] and we have possibilities, but we will not go crazy to make it here” - Jorge Lorenzo.

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October 25, 2012 10:15 PM
Last Edited 1130 days ago

I think the point people (particularly Dani's fans) are missing is that we are where we are in the championship now because of what has happened so far. Now that might sound bloody obvious, but some people don't seem to get it.

They talk as if it's unfair that Jorge can win the championship with a third and a fourth. It isn't. Jorge is in that position because he has put it solid first and second places to this point. Dani OTOH has come third on four occasions and fourth once.

The order the races have come in is pretty much irrelevant. Even if Dani had won the first five races of the season, his thirds and fourths have left us where we are now. He is left with a mountain to climb because he hasn't been as consistently fast as Jorge.

Imagine a football match where one side has come back from 5-0 down to 5-3 and there's two minutes left. The leading team can just defend for the last couple of minutes, even if they concede a single goal they've still won. Are they weaker for that?


October 25, 2012 10:30 PM
Last Edited 1130 days ago

@KC why is this a sad day for MotoGP?

This is the closest championship finish we've had for years. At least there's a chance this could go down to the last race. I don't think that's happened since 2006. Indeed in the MotoGP era 2006 is the only time it's happened.

Much more interesting to have it go down to the wire than to have things all over with several races to go.

I suppose there was an outside chance last year that with three races to go Jorge could have pulled back his 40 point defecit. Only a slim chance though. Just like this year it would have relied on the leader crashing. Unfortunately of course it was Jorge who crashed in practice and missed the last three (or as it turned out two) rounds.

bjr - Unregistered

October 26, 2012 12:14 AM

People pan Stoner for throwing away championships by chasing race wins and not settling for points, then call Lorenzo gutless for not throwing away a WC by settling for the points??

They say you can only please half of the people all of the time and all of the people none of the time or something like that?, but Rossi's got it sorted 'cos he pleases ALL the people with HALF a mind ALL the time

Objective - Unregistered

October 26, 2012 2:13 AM

Jorge will win the championship but if Dani wins the last 2 races it will take some of the gloss off it knowing Dani won 8 races to his 6. I think that if he can win one more race he will go for it.

PI just might throw up some surprises although Yamaha certainly won't let any other rider on their bikes finish in front of Jorge.

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