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Poll: Lorenzo v Rossi

Jorge Lorenzo felt that some of team-mate Valentino Rossi's moves during their thrilling - and at times physical - fight for third at Motegi on Sunday were 'a bit too much'.

Yamaha bosses are also said to have felt that some of Rossi's moves were too risky, given that Lorenzo is a fellow Yamaha rider and on target to win the 2010 MotoGP title.

So is Lorenzo justified in feeling Rossi took things too far, or are his words just the complaints of a beaten rider?

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djh - Unregistered

October 04, 2010 9:57 AM

Lorenzo will wrap the title up this weekend - Rossi can still potentially get 3rd so therefore Rossi was well within his rights to try to et more points. Lorenzo expected Rossi to let him past? Why did he not sit back and let Rossi through, after all if its the constructors championship hes worried about - they were going to get 3rd&4th no matter what, whether it was Lorenzo 3rd or Rossi! Used to like Lorenzo, but now realise that the new generation of riders (from Pedrosa, Stoner etc on) arent used to a good old ding dong :(

Robin - Unregistered

October 04, 2010 9:58 AM

It was tough but it was good racing. Rossi was never going to roll over and let Lorenzo through without a fight and Lorenzo would have known that. Lorenzo will win the championship and it was his responsibility not to get involved and put that at risk. It made little difference to him if he finished 3rd of 4th so to moan about it afterwards is a bit lame. He's an excellent rider but still showing some signs of inexperience when it comes to thinking through a race situation. I think Lorenzo would have been wiser sitting behind Rossi, just following him. That way, Rossi would never have known if he could beat him in a head-to-head. Now Rossi has the upper hand psycologically for next year, assuming the Ducati is competitive. Great for the sport though and exactly what we need to see more of - I'm fed up with people pulling out a lead and sitting there in front.



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