Reigning MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo has admitted that Argentina was a weekend to forget for him, after crashing out in the opening half on Sunday’s race and leaving the track with zero points towards his goal of retaining his title.
Failing to adapt to the damp conditions of the Termas de Río Hondo circuit, the Spaniard admitted afterwards that the crash came as a result of his own errors.
“We had problems during the practice sessions and finally we got a first row in qualifying and a good start, but with these conditions and wet patches in some corners I wasn‘t comfortable. I think it was my fault. As a rider I didn‘t feel comfortable enough to stay in the first group and I saw them risking so much.
“I made a mistake in the first corner, which was more complicated, it was the corner with more wet patches and I went in a little bit too wide on this particular lap and just lost the front and couldn‘t continue. This is racing; sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. You have to accept it and think positive, just forget this race and think about the future.”
Previously an unconfident racer in wet conditions, Lorenzo seemed to have gotten the best of his previous problems in recent seasons – but his Sunday performances will no doubt be a welcome outcome for many of his title rivals, including teammate and excellent wet weather rider Valentino Rossi.