MotoGP » PICS: Jorge Lorenzo gets launched from the lead

"I tried to overtake Ellison and made a mistake on the wet tarmac. A big highside" - Jorge Lorenzo.

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racing DNA - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 3:49 AM

I believe Jorge just got 'saved' by the crash as an easy committed 'mistake' in such tricky conditions. Dani had almost got Jorge until he turned his bike in neutral n ran wide.

Even after starting from pit lane Dani was covering 3-4 seconds per lap n could have romped Jorge fair n square if Jorge stayed on his bike.

CBR11X - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 5:12 AM

It was a nasty high-side, but you can't blame Ellison. Even if he knew Lorenzo was behind him, there's no way he could have got off the racing line, during that left right combination turn, without risking a crash himself. As soon as I saw Lorenzo catching up to him so quickly, I knew it was going to end in some sort of drama.
Oh well at least no one was hurt.

Bumbiter - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 7:11 AM

Have to laugh how so many on here claim the CRT on the track is just wrong yet when Stoner came out and said that, he was attacked for saying his mind and the fanboyz jumped all over him telling him to go home.

This incident with Lorenzo only goes to show that Casey understood the concept better than most, knew this would happen and let Dorna know about it yet people still wonder why he said... I'm going fishing as this concept is ph ucked and will kill true racing!

Seems later he has been right about a number of things including how to ride a Ducati

goDani - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 9:29 AM

I can't believe he's blaming the blue flags and Ellison for not getting out of the way, the truth is he panicked and lost his cool when he had to overtake the CRT riders. Dani overtook everyone no problem he was totally cool and didn't complain about flags. I'm sorry Jorge crashed because it was a really nasty crash but even if he hadn't Dani would have passed him no doubt , he started from the pits and got to him in no time, Jorge had no chance. - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 10:17 AM

@ shakennstirred "I was behind Ellison and I thought he saw me, but he stayed on the racing line"

Maybe he is not directly blaming Ellison but sounds like he is saying "he should have let me pass". Where was Ellison supposed to go? on to the wet track? Dani overtook everyone didn't care if they let him pass or not.

Yuri - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 10:37 AM

It was a nasty crash, but Ellison did nothing wrong at all and Lorenzo knows this too.

And whats all this nonsense about CRT's not being on the track if they are 3 seconds slower?

In case anyone didnt realise, Ellison was lapping MUCH faster than Rossi was on a factory bike, and he beat him to the line by a good margin.

So if CRT's dont deserve to be on the track, the neither does Rossi by that logic.

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