Jorge Lorenzo Suffers in Austin – Jorge Lorenzo lived in Austin that “possibly” is his worst moment with Ducati. He had already warned during the weekend: he had difficulty maintaining a good race pace and gave in to satellite riders of the Italian brand, such as Tito Rabat or Jack Miller, to finish in position number 11. This lack of sensations comes, in addition, at an important moment for the negotiations of the next contract. Complicated days for the five-time world champion.
“It’s a race to forget,” he acknowledged before the Movistar MotoGP microphones: “One lap to go and with soft tires, we were very explosive, but I never had the pace and the rear tire choice did not help either, bad sensations from the start. Disappointed and sad, we must forget, think about the future and continue working with motivation, to see if Europe improves things. ”
Jorge Lorenzo Suffers in Austin
When asked if he was living his most complicated stage since he dressed in red, he breathed deeply and threw a “possibly”. The #99 Jorge Lorenzo did not draw any positive reading of his career, but insists on the importance of looking ahead: “I’ve been very slow and I’m sad, but well … Tomorrow will be another day.”
Although the start of the preseason 2018 was very positive for Jorge – it was the fastest of the #SepangTest at one lap – everything points to the GP18 being a motorcycle that is less suited to his riding style: “I think the new Ducati has positive points, but also negative points, maybe for two laps, adjusting the electronics, it can go a little faster, but for the race pace it’s costing me more, it’s a more physical bike and this whole weekend has come together to do such a bad result, let’s hope that things improve in Europe. ”
At this time, the Ducati Team rider occupies the 16th position in the overall MotoGP class while his teammate, Andrea Dovizioso, remains a leader with a point of advantage over Marc Márquez. The next MotoGP World Championship will be held from May 4 to 6 in Jerez, where the Spaniard signed his first podium with the Bologna brand in 2017.