MotoGP » 'Big, big drop' in grip consigns Lorenzo to third

"Suddenly the rear tyre grip started to drop quickly. It has never happened so much in my career in MotoGP, but this time it happened big, big" - Jorge Lorenzo.

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August 18, 2013 10:35 PM

its fair to have everyone on the same tire, especially when that tire suites the idol everyone is expected to worship.

btw, you never heard the press repeat what Jorge said after one of the races this year, the front tires are dangerous he said, but no, let the deslusion continue :)

lolz. I expected better of Jorge, but this is probably his weakest track, so maybe not too surprising he lost out to Dani,

unfortunately Marc didnt even have to really try to win it, his tires were good enough to set lap record after lap record with out going away from him.


August 18, 2013 10:45 PM

michael wall dont think so mate like lorenzo said he can only get better and better and the next to upcoming stracks i would say lorenzo is blindenly quick on.i think his tyre did go off because when you look on the moto gp analsis his last 5 or 6 laps where a lot slower and he wouldnt just give the 2nd place to danny like that.well.anyway this is gonna be 1 hell of season because now lorenzo has to fight and i garanty you he will do all he can now to defend is title


August 18, 2013 10:53 PM

Not the finish Jorge was hoping for but the 2 Hondas were just too much for him in the end.
If Jorge says he was losing grip,who are we to argue.He was afterall the guy who was riding the bike!
Obviously Michael Wall thinks he knows better.

michael wall

August 18, 2013 11:31 PM

Read my comment again...I never said he didn't lose grip. I just thought "the most grip loss in his whole career" was a ****er. How did Rossi gain all his places late in the race? face it, he got beat, and it won't get better in Europe.


August 18, 2013 11:35 PM

what did I say. anybody (in this case lorenzo) who grids up at indy with a white stripe rear is finished before the race starts. the repsol Hondas are the only ones who can run the hard compounds in low grip conditions. there's no matching that.


August 18, 2013 11:36 PM

Not sure if MM had to try to win, but it looked to me like he did. Being on the dirt, near hiside in turn 4(?), he had a few close calls, like he usually does, so he was on it when he wanted to make the gap.


August 18, 2013 11:45 PM
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Over on the rossi thread, you say we rossi fans shouldnt be happy with his 4th yet rossi says he is very happy?

On this thread you say that if Jlo says his tires went off then his tires went off?

I'm confused?

You have always called it how you see it (generally) and never been too bias one way or the other but this contridiction is placing yourself squarley with the haters.

No issues with people saying 4th is nothing to crow about but dont follow up by saying 3rd is a job well done considering bla bla bla.

4th v 3rd? To put some perspective on it, rossi is closer to Jlo in the points standing than Jlo is to Marc. On current form, who has the better chance of catching who?

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