“Whatever it was, the wheel freed itself as we were moving the bike off the grid, and we haven't been able to recreate this problem. Naturally, we really don't want this to happen again, so we'll be making a very serious effort to find out what caused it.”
Like Pedrosa, Lorenzo has also suffered one DNF so far this year, when he was knocked down at Assen.
In other Honda related news, a speech by Honda Motor Co. president and CEO Takanobu Ito on Friday made reference to a new 'super sports bike' that is to use MotoGP technology.
“Since its market introduction in 1987, the RC30 (VFR750R) super sports bike has been loved by a large number of fans,” said Ito.
“With a goal to create a new history, passionate Honda engineers have gotten together and have begun development of a new super sports bike to which new technologies from MotoGP machines will be applied.”