Jorge Lorenzo launched a scathing attack on Fiat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi after the Italian defeated him in a captivating conclusion to yesterday’s Japanese MotoGP race.
Lorenzo could accept fourth position as he took another giant stride towards lifting his maiden MotoGP crown.
What he found tough to stomach was the manner in which Rossi condemned him to a second successive fourth place as the Ducati bound star snatched a last-gasp third.
The 23-year-old made it obvious that he felt Rossi’s overtakes in a thrilling final two laps at the Twin Ring Motegi bordered on dangerous as the pair collided with each other on more than one occasion.
Given Lorenzo’s position at the top of the world championship standings, he obviously he felt like his treatment from Rossi should have differed greatly.
- Read Lorenzo's comments in MCN on Wednesday