2016 MotoGP Season – During the 2016 Assen Grand Prix, Jorge Lorenzo was unrecognizable. Struggled to rise from 19th place. The Majorcan blamed a lack of grip at the front wheel during braking, which on more than one occasion has continued to give him a warning. After the red flag, the situation for the world champion is “improved”. As Valentino Rossi, Jorge also chose the soft tyre and managed to reach the finish in 9th place, gaining 6 points.
Lorenzo admitted honestly that the result come to the falls of other opponents. ” I wasn’t competitive. It was really impossible to drive in the first race. I don’t think that I’ve ever been this slow. I didn’t feel safe. I couldn’t see a thing and I was forced to slow down to keep from falling.” The Majorcan confessed that he thought several times to withdraw. “I thought I’d get into pit lane. Because with 19th place I would not have taken any point. I really tempted, but then luckily I changed my mind.”
2016 MotoGP Season: Marquez is the Leader
Jorge Lorenzo added that he had pushed harder. However, in the second race he was the slowest among pilots. “I pushed while braking, accelerating, but every time the bike was giving me signals. Although the gum worked fine, seemed new after all those revolutions. I suffered more than other pilots when they have no grip at the front.” said the Yamaha’s rider.
6 points for the 2016 Motogp Season. “Rossi was the fastest, but not got a point. I was the slowest but at least I’ve taken six.” said the Spanish rider. If before Lorenzo had only 20 points from Marc Marquez, now the gap has lengthened by 4 points. A number that the 2015 world champion remembers very well. Because in the 2013 he lost the Title for 4 points. Yamaha rider finally praises Marquez. “It’s in MotoGP for four years, but now it’s much more mature. Because he can settle.”
Source: Blasting News