Jorge Lorenzo has said his view of Marc Marquez’s move at the first corner of the Grand Prix of Aragon remains unchanged, even after considering the incident that led to his crashing for days after his emotions had subsided.

The Majorcan could be seen hobbling around the paddock at the Chang International Circuit with the aid of crutches on Thursday. The impact on his right foot dislocated his big toe and broke his second. They were injuries that, he claimed, put his participation this weekend in some doubt.

Acknowledging he will probably have to withstand considerable pain in the foot through the weekend, Lorenzo also went on to share his thoughts on Marquez’s out-braking move at turn one. The incident was “avoidable,” according to the Ducati man, and Marquez “irresponsible” and “imprudent” for attempting such a move so early in the race.

“For sure, whatever I say now will create polemics,” said Lorenzo, reflecting on the incident. “And I believe we have to speak about Thailand now, and not about what happened two weeks ago. But you asked me the question, and I cannot be a hypocrite.


“What I think after the race, maybe in hot conditions, I think exactly the same in the cold. I think that my crash was avoidable, and I only didn't finish the race and I'm here not at 100% because of the action of Marc, that in my opinion was irresponsible and imprudent. I think he knows that.

“Obviously he didn't want me to crash, but I think he braked too late, [much] too late, and in a bad position, because he was completely on the inside. It was incompatible with making the corner, in the way he entered the corner.

“And this created my crash. I tried to stop the bike as much as possible to stop going outside the track, I used too much rear brake, and I crashed. This is the past, this happened, now we have to look at the future, and in a difficult situation which I have now, try to get the maximum result, if I am able to race on Sunday.”