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Old 05-07-2013, 06:38 PM   #8241
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He was/is pretty pissed. He waved a finger at marq in parc fermae when he came up for a handshake.
Most of the grid say it was aggressive but not out of line as far as racing.

Saw a video where a young Lorenzo did the same thing same corner and knocked the guy off. So whatever. It's racing. It's Spain. It's the last corner. It's gonna happen.


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Jorge Lorenzo has spoken for the first time in detail about the controversial last lap clash he was involved in with hard riding compatriot Marc Marquez in Sunday's Spanish MotoGP race at Jerez.

The factory Yamaha rider lost second place and the chance to lead the 2013 world championship standings when he was involved in a dramatic final corner on the last lap in Jerez.

Lorenzo thought he had done enough to take second behind Dani Pedrosa when Marquez launched an aggressive attempt to overtake on the brakes at the final left-hander.

The pair collided and it was Marquez who grabbed second and the series lead while Lorenzo was left raging at what he felt was a pass too aggressive and dangerous.

The drama had started at Turn 6 on the final lap when Marquez tried and failed with a pass to snatch second from the reigning world champion.

He ran wide after running in too hot and Lorenzo then thought he had enough of a gap in front of the rookie to not adopt a defensive line approaching the final corner.

But with space to attack, Marquez duly obliged with a trademark ruthless move that saw contact between his factory RC213V and Lorenzo's Yamaha YZR-M1.

The double MotoGP world champion was livid and repeatedly refused to acknowledge Marquez after the 27-lap clash.

And when faced with a barrage of questions from the media in the post race press conference, he refused to make any comment on the incident that dropped him to third in the world championship standings.

Having had time to analyse the incident and compose his thoughts following a one-day test at the Jerez track yesterday (Monday), Lorenzo finally offered his thoughts on the incident and he said he had not learnt from his heart-breaking last corner defeat to bitter rival Valentino Rossi in the Catalunya race back in 2009.

Lorenzo and Rossi engaged in a titanic battle, which the Spaniard thought he had won entering the final corner.

But he lost out as Rossi produced an audacious but clean pass to snatch one of the most memorable victories in the modern MotoGP era.

Reflecting on defeat to Marquez, Lorenzo told MCN: "I lost the second place and it was like this. Race Direction decided not to do anything and that's it. We didn't crash and that's important and I lost four points and the lead in the world championship.

But it is a good lesson to learn again because after Montmelo in 2009 I thought I had learnt the lesson. This time it was different because in Montmelo I knew that Valentino was there but in Jerez I thought he (Marquez) was further back but he was closer than I expected. I didn't make a defensive line. This was my mistake and this is a lesson to learn in the future which is not be to be confident of the distance of the rider behind."

When asked by MCN if he felt Race Direction had been too lenient with Marquez and that his move warranted a penalty, Lorenzo added: "I don't think that it matters so much what I think because it is not me taking the decision. Let's see what happens in the future and maybe this will improve me as a rider and I will be more aggressive like I was in 250s.

Let's see what happens in the future. I don't know how I will act on the bike. Sometimes you can act differently than you would when you are outside of the bike. I can only improve my riding so for this reason and I think this is positive what happened. Probably not only defensively but offensively because in the last period I have not been a good braker."

Lorenzo also acknowledged his refusal to shake the hand of Marquez in Parc Ferme or tap champagne bottles on the podium was a response born out of frustration and a natural human reaction in the heat of the moment.

He added: "On one hand let's say I was very hot. Only three minutes before Parc Ferme I lost second place and the chance to lead the world championship after a very difficult race where I was fighting with my bike to finish close to them. It was a human reaction and all the people that criticise me for not accepting the apology from Marc, they would do exactly the same in my situation. When I was hot I didn't take his hand iit was a natural feeling for me but with a cool mind then probably I would have acted differently. I can excuse him."

For more on the Lorenzo/Marquez clash in Jerez, see the May 8 issue of Motor Cycle News.
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pshhh, hes still lost points in my book, just when i was starting to like him.
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pshhh, hes still lost points in my book, just when i was starting to like him.
He just doesn't have the charisma of Rossi, or even Marquez. I find it very hard to cheer for him.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:11 PM   #8245
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yep, that and im still bitter how he came along and kinda took Rossi's bike. lol... that said, i prefer him over robot face Dani any day.
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^^ Looks fine, but what exactly have they improved besides rider updates? The graphics don't seem to have made huge leaps from many years ago, although I haven't made side-by-side comparisons.
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If I had access to any one of those, going in a straight line would be the abso9lute last thing that would entr my mind.
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y u no like 87 Buick LeSabre 5 wheel skull trike?
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Pictured here is the moment that the drama of a difficult season was decided. Pictured here is the exact instant that Michael Barnes won the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 championship for the KLR Group/Spyke's Harley-Davidson team. Pictured here is the instant of no return, the buzzer-beating shot, the nose at the line, the full count on the mat, the tick of the clock that was in equal measure to the months of events leading up to this single, decisive moment.

At stake at the final race in the XR1200 class-taking place at NOLA Motorsport Park just south of New Orleans, Louisiana-was a big purse, with the champion taking home a cool $25,000. Plus an AMA number-one plate. Plus entry into the elite club of AMA Pro champions.

Coming into the final event of the 2012 AMA Pro Road Racing Series, 44-year old Michael "Barney" Barnes had a two-point lead over 25-year old Tyler O'Hara. Whichever rider finished in front of the other would be the champion. The one finishing behind would not be the champion; he'd be something different.

Starting at the Indianapolis race back in August, Barnes was riding for Kyle Wyman's team. So, he had a well-prepared machine that, in qualifying at NOLA, he took to the second-fastest time, slotting his bike in beside pole-winner Jake Holden. O'Hara, on his Bartels' Harley-Davidson XR1200, was alongside Barnes with a time that was only 0.187 seconds slower. It was clear that this was going to be a race to the very, very end. Being too aggressive could win it or lose it; being not aggressive enough could only lose it. Each of these racers knew they needed good choices properly executed.

On the first circuit of this nine-lap race, Holden crashed out on the course's dubious traction, leaving the lead to these two championship contenders. Barnes made the most of it, leading early and, ultimately, the most laps, though interrupted by a red flag.

In the subsequent short dash to the checkered flag, O'Hara glued himself to Barnes and proved that he could also lead, though many watching wondered if it didn't seem as though Barney's bike had a little more power for the long, front straight. If Barnes led when exiting the finial corner, that might be the final order at the line.

On the last lap, the lead changed a couple times with Barnes and O'Hara side-by-side into all the braking zones. Rounding the final turn, which opens up into an increasing radius onto the front straight, O'Hara was inside Barnes and only a wheel or less behind, maintaining his position through the corner. At the exit, O'Hara was so close he could reach out and grab Barnes' throttle arm if he wanted to. Unfortunately for O'Hara, he did want to, and so he did grab Barnes' throttle arm, causing Barnes to lose some of his drive. You can't do that.

Sure, it was likely that Barnes could have kept a wheel in front of O'Hara to the line, but that wasn't guaranteed. A missed shift, an over-revved gear, a seagull...the race isn't over until it's over. Or until a rider reaches out and grabs another rider.

Grabbing another rider in a televised race is hard to hide. Doing it on the front straight in full view of the competing teams makes hiding it even more difficult. It was obvious, it was intentional, it was undeniable. Barnes sat up and started shaking his head at O'Hara even before they crossed the finish line, which O'Hara did cross first. But before the riders had even completed their cool-down lap, O'Hara was disqualified and Barnes was declared the winner. And the XR1200 Champion.

One thought is that O'Hara might have done this in a moment of high emotions and immediately knew the gravity of his error. But O'Hara showed up at the winner's circle, not leaving until it was explained to him that he wasn't getting a trophy, that he hadn't finished first or second or even third. According to AMA Pro Racing, O'Hara was disqualified for "Avoidable contact with another rider."

Barnes said of the incident, "He tried every dirt-track trick he could think of, but he tried one too many." O'Hara has since sent out a press release that in part said, "I made contact with Mike's right arm. I was not trying to be malicious or make a joke or gain an advantage. I was riding in the moment, and my instincts took over."

But maybe the note that Tyler O'Hara posted on his Facebook page tells the full emotion of the moment: "If you're not first, you're last."
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