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Lorenzo: “The only good thing was my good start”

Lorenzo: “The only good thing was my good start”

Another difficult race for Lorenzo who was unable to challenge for the podium at the GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.

A strong start in Germany saw Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) lead in the opening laps, unfortunately this would not last. Lorenzo attempted to push his advantage but Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) was immediately with him and quickly slipped past. The Yamaha rider was able to briefly battle with his Movistar Yamaha MotoGP teammate Valentino Rossi on lap four, their battle lasting for several laps and seeing some incredible passes at Turn 12.

A resurgent Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) pushed Lorenzo down further to fourth where he would ultimately finish the race. The Sachsenring has never suited Lorenzo or Yamaha, but the Spaniard was still disappointed with the results. 13 points now split Rossi from Lorenzo in the championship, although Lorenzo has taken four wins to Rossi’s two. With half the season still to come the Championship is still very much alive especially as many of the tracks coming up suit Lorenzo far better than Sachsenring.

Jorge Lorenzo: “At a difficult track for rear grip I could still ride some good lap times and be in first position. In the end, the only good thing was my good start and that, after a bad race, we only lost three points. When I started losing the rear and I had a lot of problems picking up the bike with good drive and on braking the rear didn‘t support the front enough to stop the bike and I had to start braking earlier and earlier. This made it very difficult to keep up the pace. I regret not trying a shorter bike in the warm up, which would probably have given me more traction and grip on the rear. Now it's too late, but as I said, we lost only three points and that‘s not so bad for the championship.”

MotoGP, 2015, GoPro MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, RAC, Jorge Lorenzo, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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