MotoGP »

Lorenzo, Pedrosa laugh about past troubles

“Maybe in two or three years we can get married!” Jorge Lorenzo.
On the eve of his second home grand prix of the season at Catalunya this weekend, Jorge Lorenzo joked about his radically improved relations with fellow Spaniard Dani Pedrosa.

Bitter opponents during 125 and 250cc racing, the pair began to re-assess their rivalry after the King of Spain forced them to shake hands on the MotoGP podium at Jerez 2008.

A change of management for Lorenzo also helped smooth relations and the Spaniards clearly have much more respect for each other both on and off track.

Asked about the change during the pre-event press conference in Catalunya on Thursday (pictured), Lorenzo joked:

“In 2003 we were like enemies, in 2005 we were more enemies, in 2008 even more enemies. Now we can hug [after the Qatar race] and maybe in two or three years we can get married!”

After he had stopped laughing, Pedrosa - sitting next to Lorenzo - added: “I think it's a matter of before we were kids and were 'possessed' about winning. Now still, but you are aware of other things. You get more mature and that probably made the change.

“It was nothing 'obliged'. So that's a good base. You never know in the future, but we have better relations now. That's great - but we still race against each other like before.”

Lorenzo and Pedrosa, currently first and third in the world championship, are both former Catalan MotoGP winners.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Pedrosa, Lorenzo, Rossi, Catalunya MotoGP 2012
Lorenzo, Aragon MotoGP race 2014
Lorenzo, Aragon MotoGP race 2014
Lorenzo, Aragon MotoGP race 2014
Crutchlow, Lorenzo, Aragon MotoGP race 2014
Lorenzo, Aragon MotoGP race 2014
Lorenzo, Aragon MotoGP race 2014
Lorenzo, Aragon MotoGP race 2014
Lorenzo, Aragon MotoGP race 2014
Lorenzo, Aragon MotoGP race 2014
Lorenzo, Aragon MotoGP race 2014
Lorenzo, Aragon MotoGP race 2014
Lorenzo, Aragon MotoGP race 2014
Lorenzo, Aragon MotoGP race 2014
Lorenzo, Aragon MotoGP race 2014
Marquez and Pedrosa, Aragon MotoGP race 2014
Marquez and Pedrosa, Aragon MotoGP race 2014
Pedrosa and Marquez, Aragon MotoGP race 2014

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


Rossi Stoned - Unregistered

May 31, 2012 10:02 PM

I think the riders are getting more respectful toward each other. I think since the death of Simoncelli, things changed. Also since Stoner's announcement. Hell, even Rossi and Stoner are starting to get pally....



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.