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February 4th, 2020, 03:03 AM   #11
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Day 3.
Lorenzo, a second slower than Pol, one tenth slower than his qualifying time last time here with Honda. Indeed, the track conditions were not the same and he apparently didn't push hard. He will carry on, weekend is coming up with all racers on the track.
Pol was fastest, it seems 2020 KTM is a bit faster than 2019 bike. Brother Aleix did a good time on Aprilia, too.
There will be much more engine noise over the weekend.
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Now they tell Lorenzo will ride only one day, 9th. I could do one better myself, I could fly to Sepang and not ride at all!
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Now they tell Lorenzo will ride only one day, 9th. I could do one better myself, I could fly to Sepang and not ride at all!
Assuming his injuries were serious enough to force him into retiring from the thing he was so madly passionate about, I don't see that Lorenzo was ever going to be sufficiently healed as to be able to ride at kind of pace required to suss out handling issues that only reveal themselves near the absolute limits required to be competitive against the bigger factories. I haven't had high expectations.
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I think it is actually down to the resources Yamaha has, there is some sort of tire limit, methinks. They have their program for testing and Lorenzo as a surprise newcomer is not part of it, yet. Lorenzo is fully healed, physically, that is.
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Assuming his injuries were serious enough to force him into retiring from the thing he was so madly passionate about, I don't see that Lorenzo was ever going to be sufficiently healed as to be able to ride at kind of pace required to suss out handling issues that only reveal themselves near the absolute limits required to be competitive against the bigger factories. I haven't had high expectations.
I dont think it was injuries that forced him into retirement... he could not ride the Honda, thats what forced him out.
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I dont think it was injuries that forced him into retirement... he could not ride the Honda, thats what forced him out.
It is becoming more and more obvious.

must suck real bad for his self esteem.

Go Jorge anyway!!!
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It is becoming more and more obvious.

must suck real bad for his self esteem.

Go Jorge anyway!!!
I don't think Marquez could ride a bike designed and setup for Lorenzo, so Lorenzo shouldn't feel too bad he couldn't ride the Marquez Repsol.
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I don't think so. Marc seems to be Stoner-like talent, he will ride anything and exploit its strengths.
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I dont think it was injuries that forced him into retirement... he could not ride the Honda, thats what forced him out.
He certainly couldn't ride the Honda as well as Marquez; that aside, he rode it much worse than younger riders with far less experience, which I think bares out his claim of inability due to injury. I don't speculate that he would have ever gelled with the Honda, but I do think he'd have had better results riding uninjured. I want to feel bad for him, but given his shitty behavior at Ducati, he can only blame the whole fiasco on himself.
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