MotoGP » Rossi fastest in Assen warm up, Lorenzo eighth!


Valentino Rossi fastest during morning warm-up for the Dutch MotoGP at Assen, team-mate Jorge Lorenzo eighth - just two days after breaking his collarbone!

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Gilles

June 29, 2013 9:15 AM

IDylan, i don't think so. Lorenzo has 2 bikes, he will keep both of them, can you really see a championship contender allow for one of his bikes to be given to somebody else. What happens if he crashes or it rains. Talk sense please

lDylan

June 29, 2013 9:17 AM
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each rider has 2 bikes so elyzhia is right in asking regarding the second bike as each rider has a spare bike.
Gilles then why did Cal had at least 5 factory engineers around him taking notes and Lorenzo had only one bike in his garage and that was the wet setup bike (second bike)? Did you watch warm up?

Ponty

June 29, 2013 9:24 AM

OMG the ammount of stupidity here is too damn high!

@46overloard

Jorge is ONLY 8th. Really? He has a broken collarbone ffs.

And Crutchlow didnt get Lorenzo's bike just FULL factory support with the best equipment available!

TalentFan

June 29, 2013 9:28 AM

Talk about some desperado's laying the propaganda on with a trowel - agenda much? It just makes folk look frankly loony when you get all this 'factory rider but not being supported by the factory garbage'. Get a grip please!

Rossi is showing strong in warm-up and is in with a shout - we get it. I'm happy with that - we need competitive racers on the few competitive bikes there are out there.

However it is a bit soon to be crowing quite so hard about a win - how about we see the race first?

Mind you - its going to be really hard for some to be able to see the race from their position so far up a 9x WC's Harris!

DJfromTJ

June 29, 2013 9:31 AM

IDyan
Really? are you that naive? Lorenzo had 2 bikes in his garage, didn't you see getting on them both before going out? There are Yamaha engineers all over the place, first because they gotta make sure Cal is in the mix with Lorenzo being absent or out of the podium contention and second, Yamaha is in really deep crap with their engines situation, they have issues, all four sealed engines used by Rossi, Lorenzo and Probably Cal have some kind of issue. Is really amazing how people get their panties all wet because Rossi topped a Warm up by .001sec on a drying track. It is gonna be a great race but please, don't come out saying stupid stuff like Cal is using Lorenzo's bike or Rossi's been sandbagging the first 6 races. Get a clue people.

46OverLord

June 29, 2013 9:34 AM

@Panty

Jorge is ONLY 8th. Really? He has a broken collarbone ffs.

As far as I know his collarbone is fixed with operation. Titanium plate, likely stronger than original bone. And medical also cleared him to take part in warmup. So no excuses.

Rossi is back, he was right about finding a braking solution. He is braking so much better in Sector 4 other riders should be scared. Rossi is making 0.2-0.5 in sector 4 alone. No scientist can explain that.

elyzhia

June 29, 2013 9:36 AM

I meant no disrespect to any of the riders... full factory support finally for what purpose? Damage limitation for the available championship points? You mean to tell me it takes Lorenzo to break his collarbone to throw attention to a very talented rider like Crutchlow?

46OverLord

June 29, 2013 9:41 AM

"I meant no disrespect to any of the riders... full factory support finally for what purpose? "

The primary problem is Yamaha have always been too cheap. Unlike Honda, they never invest enough in engine, they never invest enough in gearbox, and they never invest enough to get more factory spec bikes on grid.

And all these years it was not a problem because Rossi used his talent to make up for power gap. But this year the gap is too much and Honda have also improved their handling.

If Yamaha put enough money in motoGP program all their riders -with exception of payrdier Smith- would ride factory spec without issue.

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