After the race of Austin, Jorge Lorenzo admitted that, “possibly“, lived the worst moment since he arrived at Ducati, but his sensations changed radically in Jerez and he fought to get into the box, although the triple accident in which also Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa were involved saw their aspirations to be on the podium that day. Despite that bitter end, good feelings dominate the days leading up to #FrenchGP.
“The truth is that I do arrive at the most optimistic point of the year, what interests me is to go fast with this bike, and when I get it I have chances to win and make podiums. In Jerez I was.
In the end, it was not my fault, I did not lose the front, I did not suffer a fall. It was a stroke that happened right on that curve. I prefer not to look back. Within what fits, I was happy with the sensations and I hope to repeat them in this circuit, which has always been good for me. Not with the Ducati, but with the other bike, “admitted the Mallorcan to Movistar MotoGP.
A few days after the Andalusian event, #99 traveled to Mugello to participate in a test in which he rode a new frame that has convinced him: “I tested the chassis that Dovizioso uses from Qatar, which is a chassis very similar to the one I used I, with some modification that seems to improve a little bit the sensations. I personally, I liked a little more in Mugello.
Regarding the Grand Prize of the Americas, Jorge’s speech has taken a 180-degree turn. “It seems that we have reached a good line of riding, I feel good with the bike, I have confidence, aggressive driver, physically I’m fine … I think it will start a good line of results,” he said.
Later, speaking with the Spanish media present at Le Mans, Jorge Lorenzo spoke about his future, which has not yet been decided, and offered a somewhat confusing answer: “It has never been taken out of my head that I would not like to finish what I started, to win the championship, it is always difficult to win the championship, it depends on many factors, but at least to win races. In Ducati, it has never been taken out of my head and I continue to maintain it. It is also a matter of the two parties wanting to continue but, due to circumstances, that long-awaited victory has not yet arrived, why it cannot come at any time? I think that these three races will be fundamental to see if I can finally get good results and be fast on a constant basis with this bike. ” During the last weeks, the possibility of heading to Suzuki, a project that could interest Monster Energy after losing to Tech3, has been considered.
The journalists also asked him about the statement of Carlo Pernat, one of the Italian personalities of the paddock, who said Jorge Lorenzo could run out of motorcycle for next year. “No, I do not think there is the possibility of taking a sabbatical year, if it is time to quit, I will definitely do it, but I do not think I will take any sabbatical,” said the five-time world champion.