Monday, October 4, 2010
I really enjoyed watching MotoGP in Japan last weekend. Casey Stoner on Ducati won the race but the real entertainment was the battle between Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, who both rode Fiat Yamaha.
It was an adrenaline pumping battle but after the race, Lorenzo judged Valentino Rossi’s passes too aggressive and risky and that could have cost him the title challenge and even complained about it with Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis, who obviously took Lorenzo’s side.
Lorenzo stated," We are team-mates, I am fighting for the riders’ championship but we are both fighting for the teams’ and manufacturers’ championship as well and we have to remember this.”
However the racer Lorenzo was competing on championship, Dani Pedorosa was out of commission due to injury during practice, so he did not have to push hard to improve his position for the sake of championship. And you know Valentino Rossi is gonna fight you back if you keep trying to overtake him.
Valentino had a talk with one of the bosses about the battle, and got his wrist slapped.
He is moving onto Ducati next year. Maybe Yamaha thought they needed to start babying Lorenzo.
PS Darn Dorna has been removing the footages... You can watch the last 3 laps of the battle in this link Rossi vs Lorenzo Motegi 2010