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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Vilas

November 12, 2012 3:22 PM
Last Edited 769 days ago

That crash was a big pity and he only crash because he it one wet line on the track, he was puching well and trying to get a good advantage to all rivals but then tkx to Marchals that dont know what is a blue flag this acidente happens.. This kid didnt deserve this one thingh is practice where riders can wait for one CRT make is corners one race is diferente, riders that are beeing laped have to respect and get out of he way has fast has possible thinghs have to be well anticipated.. 4sure he deserve to win this Gp but also Pedrosa did a good job.. anywaay when i wach the crash i was saying only sht its not fair!! Anyway he is WC so thats the importante point nothingh else matters

shamarone

November 12, 2012 3:35 PM

not quite ready to give ellison a pass just yet. epargaro, de puniet, and edwards ALL chopped throttle and yielded to an advancing lorenzo. as j-lo approched ellison, he had every expectation that he would do the same (respond to blue flag law)... 'cept... he didn't... and this is what triggered the event. i have spoken. but of course there is a school of thought that says you KNOW it was a wobbling CRT and by definition they can barely get out of their OWN way...? nevermind the way of marauding prototype...? as such one should approach every one of them (bar none) with EXTREME caution. they'll wobble in eye blink and next thing ya know...? it's YOU who's pear shaped. :rolleyes:

Fernando - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 3:39 PM

Why is everybody talking about CRT's The first one (Pirro) finished a lot before Rossi for example. MotoGP is very boring nowadays, but if CRT's were not in track it would be a lot worse!!

mandosgreat

November 12, 2012 3:45 PM

How is it Edwards and other CRT riders have the situational awareness. Edwards is ALWAYS aware of other riders when he's about to be lapped.

These CRT machines are a whole other division of racing that is nowhere near the pace of GP. Yes marshals need to do a better job of warning racers like Ellison and Rapp, but the riders themselves need to stop being 10th place heroes and be aware of when they're getting lapped.

wadcutter - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 3:54 PM

"I tried to overtake Ellison and made a mistake on the wet tarmac. A big highside" - Jorge Lorenzo.
Can't believe the so called race fans are blaming Ellison, even if he knew he was there, even if he'd seen the LATE blue flag, what do you expect him to do? with 40 degree's of lean on and a tricky part of the track with a narrow dry line just pull straight over??
Get a grip people.
James gets some stick for what I can tell are no good reason's.

goDani - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 4:00 PM

Dani didn't have any problem overtaking all CRTs. Jorge made a mistake he got too impatient, that's why he crashed, ,nothing wrong with that the conditions were very treacherous, at least he tried, but you can't blame it on Ellison.

mandosgreat

November 12, 2012 4:05 PM
Last Edited 769 days ago

'I arrived into a group of riders and came to Ellison, who looked behind, saw me and then suddenly entered the good line rather than letting me pass,' Lorenzo told the official MotoGP website.

Read more: www dot dailymail dot co dot uk/sport/othersports/article-2231709/Jorge-Lorenzo-blames-James-Ellison-spectacular-crash dot html


Yes he could've waited ... but he is the world champion, the faster rider, on a faster bike, not the one being lapped. It would be nice to say all these guys are equal, but the reality is they are not. Ellison will never be a front of the pack rider, much less a (2x) world champion. He like the 4 behind him, should've gotten out of the way. And GP officials need to do a better job of informing these lapped riders and should perhaps impose some penalties so they can become more aware. Ellison's actions (or lack thereof) could have cost the world champion serious injury. He's lucky they didn't.

goDani - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 4:17 PM

@ mandosgreat I'd like hear Ellison's view on why he "entered the good line rather than letting Jorge pass". It seems very likely to me Ellison wasn't able to let him pass at that point or he could've crashed himself going on to the wet track. Jorge should have waited for the right time to pass him, it was his mistake in my opinion.

mike hunt - Unregistered

November 12, 2012 4:43 PM

For the record as there a lot of ignorant people that post here James Ellision is a world champion and He is a double European Superstock champion, and has previously raced in British Superbikes, World Supersport, MotoGP and the American AMA Superbike series.

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