News 11 Sep 2017

Loss of concentration results in costly crash for Lorenzo

Another DNF for the talented Spaniard in Misano.

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Multi-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo says a lapse of concentration caused his costly crash while leading the 13th round of the MotoGP World Championship last weekend in Misano.

The Spaniard extended a comfortable advantage over the field, although on lap seven it all came to a halt when he high-sided while trying to make a mapping change.

Lorenzo expressed his disappointment, stating everything was going smoothly prior to the crash and that he wasn’t taking too many risks.

“What a pity about my crash,” said Lorenzo. “The bike was going very well and I was riding pretty calmly, without taking too many risks and trying to manage the tyres well.

“Unfortunately at a certain point I lost concentration trying to change the mapping to a different electronic configuration, I used the rear brake in a slightly different way and that was enough to cause a high-side and make me crash.

“I’m very disappointed about that because I think I could have won the race by a distance and instead I had to retire. Races are like that however and you have to accept that these things can happen.”

He is yet to score a win this season since making the switch to Ducati, however the number 99 has displayed a number of promising performances.

Lorenzo sits ninth in the championship standings as Aragon is set to host the 14th round in Spain on 24 September.