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July 24th, 2019, 12:18 PM   #1
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2019 - Brno - Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky

Coming up and not a minute too soon. Unfortunately - no Lorenzo, who will miss Austria too and is expected to return at Silverstone. What a shit-show for him. How does a guy come back from a season like this?
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July 24th, 2019, 02:57 PM   #2
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Just getting that dread feeling that Lorenzo's heart is not in it anymore. To be fair it is a spinal injury which is an extremely serious consideration. But still can't help but suspect it's the beginning of the end.
Very much hope I'm completely wrong as he's great for the championship.

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I can't but help think Lorenzo will be gone at seasons end, he's had a horrible catalogue of injuries the last few years that all add up.
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I can't but help think Lorenzo will be gone at seasons end, he's had a horrible catalogue of injuries the last few years that all add up.
If that's the case who could take his spot in the Repsol team...?
Either way Brno I hope is better than Germany for actual racing and not just another boring one.
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If that's the case who could take his spot in the Repsol team...?
One year contract to Nakagami and try to snatch Quartararo the next season when his contract with Petronas ends
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I thought it was this weekend? Another week with no GP racing. Fuck!
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I thought it was this weekend? Another week with no GP racing. Fuck!
Another week of speculation
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Lorenzo had to have known that when he left Yamaha he wasn't going to win many races, as there are plenty of examples of people trying to tame a new bike and failing, and he left behind a bike that he gelled with 100%.

Riders have gigantic egos of course but he had an example of how it could fail right next to him in the same garage. I would think winning more races would be more important than being a #2 rider, no matter how bad the pressure was there.

He probably thought he could not only rebuild the Duke but oust Dovi as the #1 rider...I just don't get how someone that deep in motorcycle racing could not understand about bikes and riding styles.
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He probably thought he could not only rebuild the Duke but oust Dovi as the #1 rider...
I think he did thnk that. And I'd go further and say he was on the way to doing that. Ducati didn't hold on long enough - I daresay with pressure from Dovi who's attitude towards Lorenzo dive-bombed as soon as Lorenzo started doing well. I think he would have been winning regularly on the ducati. Then he got booted out presumably for taking too long. Then he had a series of unfortunate and ouching accidents.

Did well to suck it up and go to Honda with what must have been a lot of pressure to perform. It doesn't look like it was taking so long but doing the first few rounds injured, then taking out almost all of the contenders as soon as he started showing form, then more nasty injuries must have him questioning his entire life.

It's sad for me to see someone who's been so awesome end a career under such a cloud. I hope he comes back all mended and re-envigoured and picks up where he left off. Sadly, I feel the same way as others, that this really is The End of the track for Lorenzo. I wish that it weren't, but I fear that it is. Sad times.
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I took the attitude shift as happening when Lorenzo didn't obey team rules, it kind of shows he's not really a team player.
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