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Matthew Birt  says:

Hand injury no influence on title defeat, admits Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo reckons the serious hand injury that forced him to miss the final three races of 2011 didn’t play a key role in him surrendering the MotoGP crown to Honda rival Casey Stoner. Lorenzo trailed Stoner by 40-points heading into last month’s Phillip Island clash when he suffered a gruesome left hand injury in the pre-race warm-up session in Australia.The...

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timgsxr

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timgsxr says:

Maturity

Jorge showing how much he has matured into a proper young man humble and giving credit where it's due . Good onya Jorge have a great break and come out swinging next year.

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

"Aussie Stoner took his second world title in impressive fashion with 10 wins and he only finished off the podium just once all season."

He missed out on a podium but he didn't finish off the podium all season... the clue's in the expression DNF.

:biggrin:

Good luck for next year Jorge! Hopefully you'll have that Yam up to speed in no time.

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Molehillbmx

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Molehillbmx says:

what a puff

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motoking

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motoking says:

timgsxr

you're right. i agree with you. i miss to watch again his performance like when he beat that 9 times wc ass in 2010. :)

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Ivebeenthehero

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Agree Jorge is growing up.

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Milkybars

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Milkybars says:

Seems like

Jorge threw Yamaha under the bus although he was the lead rider somewhere in 2010 once Rossi signed with Ducati. He got all his request for new engine, more power, etc..., etc...Yet he went back to the setup of Rossi and JB's team for his 2011 bike.

It could be pointed out that due to mostly his debriefs late 2010 and 2011 that have led to the state the Yamaha M1 is in. If you are going to forge ahead, then Jorge must take some blame for his Yamaha not being competitive enough against Honda. He is the one that reverted to a 2009/2010 M1.

Going forward on the 1000cc development, with testing and all removed as an obstacle, we should see Yamaha do well, because they have a better base than the CRT's, Ducati and even perhaps Honda. I included Honda because of the many problems Casey indentified on his RCV213. There is no way Jorge should throw his employer under the bus this time if he fails to do well. 

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Bootlegger

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Bootlegger says:

Solid as a Rock 2011

Lorenzo gave a brilliant account of himself in his 2011 title defense. He was that good that he was able to concede 3 events and still take 2nd comfortably with the M1. He'll be back with a bang as will Yamaha in Sepang testing. Credit due where its due Milky One. I guess you will credit Rossi with any success Yamaha enjoy next year. What next ? The 2012 1000 Ducati,should it fail will be Stoner's fault no doubt, in your book. Lorenzo's answer to the question was class. Lest ye forget. Had Stoner not  got it all together for HRC on race days 2011,Lorenzo surely would have cakewalked the season again. He went back to some 2010 bits and bobs. So what ? So did Stoner go back to some 2009 bits and bobs during 2010.

But,you guessed it,the Ducati 2009 bits that Stoner used to win with in Aragon 2010 were also courtesy of a Rossi lightbulb moment!! Let it go !!!!

 

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Vee4pilot

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Vee4pilot says:

He's being honest at least...

And that's the damn truth!  Wayne Rainey back in the day has always mentioned the Yamaha never "had enough" for the Hondas.  Lawson on the other hand was very gracious with a "gee shucks I was just along for the ride"  Jorge isn't saying anything new that Yamaha doesn't know about.

On a side note, Honda should be THANKFUL Casey Stoner went over to them, chances are without him, Jorge wouldve won a 2nd succesive title.

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

Jorge is right.

His hand injury was not the reason why he lost his title the combination of Stoner and Honda but next year IMO the Yamaha will be more then a match for those works Hondas.

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jamieg999

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jamieg999 says:

So

is he saying that Casey Stoner would have beaten him anyway even if he was fully fit and hadn't surrendered upto 75 points? An interesting comment from Snr Lorenzo. A bit defeatist but probably also true, I'm not sure why he would want to blow so much glory up Casey's bum though. Who knows, if Jorge had been able to exert real pressure Casey might have wobbled a bit. Perhaps not but we'll never know.

Elbowz: see my comments on the Hopper post re: tripe and just cut and paste to fit your below post.

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