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Lorenzo: “Two races with bad luck in a row”

Lorenzo: “Two races with bad luck in a row”

Jorge Lorenzo escapes injury as he crashes out of the Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini.

Until race day the San Marino GP, Jorge Lorenzo sat as king atop all but one of the MotoGP™ World Championship sessions. He had pole, he had the race pace but as in Silverstone, he didn’t have the weather. The MotoGP™ race was hampered by spits of rain throughout and riders were forced to start on slicks, swap to wets and return to slicks. Lorenzo had looked strong even in these tricky conditions, able to lead the race and follow his Movistar Yamaha teammate with ease.

The race looked to be going Lorenzo’s way after he pitted a lap ahead of Rossi to return to slicks, but found himself caught out at Turn 15 and fell from the race. Fortunately Lorenzo was unhurt in the fall and will be back again in Aragon. For the first time in 2015 Lorenzo leaves a MotoGP™ round without any points and he slips to 23 point behind Rossi in the standings. This gap hasn’t deterred Lorenzo, the Spaniard is still determined to fight till the bitter end for the 2015 MotoGP™ World Championship.

Jorge Lorenzo: “Two races with bad luck in a row, because the circumstances were wet and abnormal. In Silverstone I didn‘t have the confidence and here I didn‘t have the pace to warm up the tyre well, so I entered the corner with slicks that were still cold and lost the rear. I think I‘ve been unlucky this year in general, but especially these last two races, because I could have won both or finished second, but that‘s racing. In previous years, my rivals in the championship crashed and this year it‘s me who‘s unlucky, but all is not lost. If I win all the coming races I can still become the World Champion and it wouldn‘t matter in what position Valentino would finish in.”

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MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO TIM DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI, RAC, Jorge Lorenzo, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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