Jorge Lorenzo: The Championship Is Not Lost, but It's Very Difficult
First of all, he speaks about what he believes it was the best start of his entire career. Jorge Lorenzo started the Czech round from the 5 position, in the middle of the second row, but it only took him seconds to make up for the 4 positions and gain the lead.
Somewhat helped by the rather weak launch the pole position rider Cal Crutchlow had and following his own early lap recipe, Lorenzo tried to extend the gap and go as far as he could up in the front.
However, it looks like the Spaniard is not yet fully recovered after two surgeries in only two weeks, prior to the summer break. He also mentions that after being overtaken by Pedrosa he knew there was no chance to fight him, especially as his physical condition was showing signs of weakness after the very tough race.
Further more, Lorenzo also admits he was a bit afraid when the white flag for rain was showed: riding with slicks on a track with wet spots is very dangerous and he is ever so glad the rain did not actually come to have the riders switching bikes.
44 points behind Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez and led by 18 point by Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo says the championship is not lost yet. It may be a difficult period for the Yamaha rider, but he concludes that races are won at tens of seconds or even less, so there is much hope for Silverstone and the upcoming races.
The MotoGP goes to the UK this weekend, for the Hertz British Grand Prix at the legendary Silverstone track.
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