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Old Sep 11th 2017, 07:51 AM   #1
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great race, just too bad for JLo and Petrux!

Petrux saw it coming though!

Here some google translate on JLo's crash:

Six drivers did not see the target flag during the MotoGP races in Misano. This included Jorge Lorenzo. The Ducati driver, as in the previous Grands Prix, showed signs of his old strength at Yamaha. Lorenzo grabbed the lead after the start and built a comfortable lead on a wet track. When he started the seventh round, the Spaniard was four and a half seconds ahead of the group. But then he was suddenly thrown off in Higgins 6 and was outside. The possible chance for his first victory with Ducati was over in a split second. "The track was trickier in the wet than normal," Lorenzo begins his analysis. "I'm still learning everything about Ducati. I wanted to adjust the motor mating. So I lost the concentration in a few curves. In this curve, I made the change of direction somewhat faster and did not use the rear wheel brake. Less pressure with these critical distances has made the big difference. I did not stay on the bike. "Lorenzo had to learn to use the rear wheel brake this year, because he did not use it at Yamaha. "So I fell and it was over," the Misano winner sings from 2011 to 2013. "It's a pity, because I had the first chance of a victory with Ducati. It's just a matter of time before further podiums and perhaps a victory come. "Lorenzo has been growing stronger lately. Now it is necessary to put together all the puzzle pieces. "He has collapsed at a point where most drivers have caught," says team colleague Andrea Dovizioso, who has seen the crash a little further. "It was probably the worst curve in the grip. He was very fast, but not crazy. He took more risk than us. But this is his style, to drive very fast at the start of the race. This time, it did not work out. "Not yet set on everything Still, Lorenzo is not running smoothly and intuitively. He thinks too much when driving. This causes small errors. "The system of the Ducati is somewhat more complex," he draws an electronics comparison with the Yamaha. "For me this is not yet natural, because I usually do not mind the mapping on a weekend. I have not yet adjusted to all possibilities. So I lost something of concentration. This does not mean that I can not drive. "" When changing direction, I was slightly faster and did not use the rear wheel brake. Then the rear wheel slipped away and I flew. I did not expect the crash. Just as I drove this change of direction, I've made sure I've lost the rear wheel aggressively. It happened and is very unfortunate. I could not believe it when I flew off. But if you drive in the rain, that can happen. "The criticism that he can not drive in the rain, Lorenzo decisively rejects:" I have won in the past some such races. I won ten seconds ahead of Jerez in 2011 and 14th in Le Mans in 2012. If I lead a race, I can usually manage the distance well. "The 30-year-old's return to ninth place in the World Cup. 20 points are missing already on the sixth place Johann Zarco. Nevertheless Lorenzo showed that there is potential. In Brno he led to a strategy defeat, in Spielberg he was also in front and in Silverstone were missing only three and a half seconds to the victory. "There was not much to be had in the dry, but I did not have the best Rennpace", he analyzes the state of affairs. "But we are very close. I think I could have stayed in the top position in the dry - something better than Silverstone. "" But it rained and I knew I was very strong in the rain. Even in the warm-up I felt strong. I did not push and felt even better in the race. We made a change to the set-up, which gave me more confidence. I drove quietly and increased my lead by one second per lap. I am convinced that the concentration error caused the crash due to the electronics. One could not afford it and had to survive. We have to change that for the future, so it probably will not happen again. "
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Unusual to see Lorenzo going so well in the wet, not normally a strength of his.

Petrucci looked absolutely gutted in the parc ferme interview, can't blame him!
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Dear George is turning out to be a very good #2 man to Dovi, he has been able to jump out there and impede MM's run, until Dovi gets up to speed.
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Bummer for Petrux he almost had that one, but that last lap by MM was untouchable.

5 rounds to go. Can Dovi do it? My prediction: He should win in Malaysia and Japan. MM will win Phillip Island and Valencia. Aragon round could be the decider....
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