Factory Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo apologised to his team after he crashed out of the top six on only the third lap in today’s wet Sachsenring race.
The Spaniard had just exited turn four when he high-sided in what was his first wet race on board Yamaha’s YZR-M1.
“I felt good this morning because I though that I would have a chance to do a good race in the rain. On the warm-up lap however I felt that something wasn’t quite right; I didn’t have enough grip and I lost some confidence then. I made a good start and passed two riders in the first corner, but then I ran too deep and lost the places so I had to push to try to make them up again. The crash happened when I opened the gas coming out of turn four and I lost the rear. It was a pity but I didn’t hurt myself this time and I am not feeling sad for myself tonight, I just feel very bad for the team because they worked too hard all weekend for a result like this. The positive thing about today is that at each race I am feeling better in myself, even though we’re having some problems getting our package work correctly, and now I am just looking forward to racing for the very first time at Laguna", said the 21-year-old.