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Lorenzo suffers disappointment on Italian soil

Lorenzo suffers disappointment on Italian soil

Fiat Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo had a disappointing 100th Grand Prix, crashing out of the Italian round of the World Championship.

The 250cc World Champion Jorge Lorenzo crashed out of today´s MotoGP race at the Gran Premio d´Italia Alice on lap seven when running strongly in sixth place.

Jorge Lorenzo - DNF

`We have had a lot of problems this weekend but today for the race I was feeling very motivated and I got a good start. I think I could have fought for the podium and I can only say sorry to my team and to all of my fans; it was my mistake. I shouldn´t have tried to pass Andrea Dovizioso on that corner, it wasn´t the right place and I will learn from it. I am not worried about my mental condition though and I am now focused on Catalunya. Montmelo is coming and this is a good thing because I only have to wait five days until I can ride the bike again. In China we had to make some changes to the bike to enable me to ride in my condition and since then maybe we haven´t been exactly right with the set-up, but now we know where the problem is. Congratulations to Rossi, he was the best today!´

MotoGP, 2008, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA ALICE, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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