Le Mans 24 Hour – Jorge Lorenzo made headlines with some quite aggressive lap times when checking out a Mercedes F1 car in October. However, the five-time world champion feels an entry within the legendary Le Mans 24 Hour exercises car race is a ‘more realistic’ post-MotoGP chance.
Le Mans 24 Hour: “I would prefer sooner or later to race it“
Speaking with Crash.net, the new Ducati rider said: “Racing cars is something I could do extra thoroughly and extraordinarily after I retire from MotoGP. Three years ago in Abu Dhabi, I raced with a Ferrari 458. That’s the top car I have competed in. But I would prefer sooner or later to race the Le Mans 24 Hour. It might be extra practical than a season in Formula One.”
The Silverstone Lap
Lorenzo said that his lap at Silverstone was a good lap. “I couldn’t arrive on the limit of the F1 car. We had simply 4 or 5 hours. However, being a MotoGP rider I didn’t go so gradual. I was speedy and I did a great lap time.” added Lorenzo. “The Mercedes Team was impressed. Because I was faster than Nico’s lap time. However, we do not know the conditions of his test. Nico drove the car for the primary time within the winter. So, maybe there were some wet patches. But to be able to be nearly that degree made me proud considering the fact that I only had a few hours of experience.”
The Spaniard brought that downforce was once among the greatest challenges in extracting the efficiency from the title-winning F1 machine. While the backside of the car clipping the track additionally felt ‘unnatural’ in the beginning. “What amazed me was that I used to be touching the bottom of the vehicle at the bottom on the straights.” said Jorge Lorenzo. “So, after I handed over the bumps it used to be touching in every single place and that I failed to expect that. However, it failed to suppose very ordinary and then I bought used to it and afterwards they put the experience height greater to prevent this touching.”
“You need to be fast. But your foot would not let you to!”
“Then, what surprised me was once the downforce within the quick corners. You can go faster and faster. And then you enter the pits, see the telemetry and Lewis or Nico were going 30km/h per hour faster. So, you think: “How is that possible?” Then, you need to be rapid. But your foot would not let you to! Your mind says: ‘Ok, press the throttle more’. But your foot goes within the opposite way! This is the most problematic reason.” concluded Jorge.