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Lorenzo: “I lost half of my vision”

Lorenzo: “I lost half of my vision”

Double MotoGP™ World Champion Jorge Lorenzo explains why he faded towards the end of the race in Qatar, eventually finishing in 4th.

Lorenzo was competing at the sharp end for most of the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar, leading the race for a number of laps before mysteriously dropping back from the front runners in the latter stages.

It turns out that he had a good reason for his sudden lack of pace…

Jorge Lorenzo:
“It was a difficult race. After the first lap, I found myself in second place and I followed Dovizioso. I was faster and I passed him where I could in the fast corners. On the speed and in braking the Ducati was much stronger than our bike, but we could recover on corner speed while the acceleration was similar. To be honest, I thought that I could win the race, though it surely wasn‘t going to be easy, because Valentino had a very strong pace at the end of the race. I was feeling better and better, but suddenly there was something wrong when in the top part of the helmet the foam came loose and came down so I lost half of my vision. I couldn‘t see the corners very well and couldn‘t concentrate or ride like before and I was losing half a second or more per lap. In a race where, at minimum I could fight for the win, I finished fourth.”

MotoGP, 2015, COMMERCIAL BANK GRAND PRIX OF QATAR, RAC, Jorge Lorenzo, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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