Defending champion MotoGP, Jorge Lorenzo, survived the crash on the first lap circuit race in Motegi, Japan, Sunday (2/101/11), after it comes in contact with the Ducati rider, Valentino Rossi, at the second corner. Yamaha rider was eventually finish in the order of two, and keep the opportunity to pursue a rival of the Repsol Honda, Casey Stoner, in the hunt for the world title in 2011.
This incident reminds all MotoGP fans will event last year when Rossi and Lorenzo make tight battle towards the finish. Back then, when Rossi was a teammate Lorenzo on Yamaha, also comes in contact. Luckily, no one had an accident so that Rossi finished third, followed by Lorenzo.
However, this time Rossi had to accept the bitter truth. After nudging the back of the motor Lorenzo, Rossi little bounce to the right and hit the motorcycle Ben Spies, before he fell and dragged out to the gravel.
Regarding the incident, Lorenzo said he did not know if the accident is Rossi. Spanish rider concern is himself doing a bad start.
"I did a bad start, very terrible, and losing many positions, and then I nearly had an accident on the second corner when Valentino too (late) braking," said Lorenzo.
"I do not know what happened. After the race, I've asked the mechanic, where the riders hit the wheel behind me because I feel there is a huge movement and nearly fell. They say that it is Valentino, but I do not know what happened. I have seen impressions he repeated. "
After the incident, Lorenzo is at number four. Shortly thereafter, former double world champion 250cc class is up to number two, take advantage of situations where Stoner loses braking point so that could slip through gravel, and the penalties that must be acted Andrea Dovizioso, due to the jump start.
However, Lorenzo failed to beat Dani Pedrosa, who eventually won the series to-15. Although he was trying to match the speed of the Repsol Honda rider, Lorenzo had to settle for finishing in the order of two.
"Racing is a bit odd, Casey underwent a penalty wide and Dovi. I think there is a possibility to fight with Dani Dani fight win because normally have little trouble than me. But on this track, she's really remarkable. He deserves a winner, and I can not catch up, "said Lorenzo.