Pedrosa, who has suffered more than his fair share of injuries in previous seasons, admitted the format would be attractive in some ways, but that overall it would be too confusing.
“This would also have helped me in the past!” said the Repsol Honda rider. “But basically as Jorge said I think the championship is 18 races and 18 times you have to be there and that is why you become champion or not.
“Also regarding the points standings it's much more easy as it is. If you have to take off maybe one [race] you have to show two sets of points - with or without the worst race. So I think like it is now is the best way.”
Lorenzo's team-mate and Assen winner Valentino Rossi agreed.
“For me, there are some good things and some bad things [about dropping the worst result]. Maybe it's better in a situation like Jorge, you can decide not to race, so for the risk it is good. It is also maybe better for the battle on the last lap. The riders can try more to win,” said the seven time MotoGP champion.
“But in the end I like it more as it is. Especially because the ranking is more clear for everybody. You have a clear ranking and you have to do the maximum without risking too much or making a lot of mistakes. I think it is better like this.”
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