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MotoGP Netherlands: Lorenzo keen to ‘forget’ Barcelona with Assen recovery

"Racing in Holland is always a bittersweet feeling. It's a track I love but I've experienced both good and bad results” - Jorge Lorenzo.
Jorge Lorenzo says he is fully focused on getting back to winning ways at this weekend's Assen MotoGP round after a difficult race last time out in Barcelona was ruined by his race-ending collision with Andrea Iannone.

After fading from the lead to fifth due to front-tyre graining problems, Yamaha Movistar rider Lorenzo's hopes of maintaining the title lead ended abruptly when he was taken out by Ducati's Iannone at the end of the back straight.

As a result, the Spaniard has slipped ten points from Honda's Marc Marquez heading into the Dutch TT, a margin he is eager to bridge in the Netherlands, despite indifferent results there in the past.

“Barcelona was a great pity. I knew it was going to be a tough race especially after feeling that the tyres were struggling after five or six laps, but then the crash ruined everything. Now we need to forget the incident and try to fight again in Assen.

“Racing in Holland is always a kind of bittersweet feeling. It's a track I love but on the other hand I've experienced both good and bad results. The layout is always good for our YZR-M1s so we are willing to have another go to get a great result again. I look forward to racing there!

Both Lorenzo and Rossi will try a new Yamaha chassis this weekend, after successful post-race tests in Catalunya.



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ObjectiveOne

June 22, 2016 4:23 PM

classicmotof1: This is the second time that Yorgee was able to deviously influence RD into punishing the victimized rider to the back of the grid. First was Rossi when MM slammed into him and now with AI when clearly Yorgee was offline, too scared, and too slow into that corner, any rider wouldnt be able to avoid the collision.
You should try watching the races first mate before commenting on them!!

Ruben99

June 22, 2016 4:34 PM

classicmotof1: This is the second time that Yorgee was able to deviously influence RD into punishing the victimized rider to the back of the grid. First was Rossi when MM slammed into him and now with AI when clearly Yorgee was offline, too scared, and too slow into that corner, any rider wouldnt be able to avoid the collision.
You always stand out with your comments. And it's not a compliment.



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