Jorge Lorenzo 'very sad' after terrible Austin MotoGP race

Ducati rider Jorge Lorenzo says his poor showing in the MotoGP race at Austin made him feel "very sad" and was "difficult to accept"

Jorge Lorenzo 'very sad' after terrible Austin MotoGP race

Lorenzo was the top Ducati on the grid in sixth, but he struggled in race trim, finishing 31 seconds behind race winner Marc Marquez in 11th.

This meant the three-time champion has only six points from the first three races, continuing his worst start to a MotoGP campaign.

"I'm very disappointed," Lorenzo said after the race. "I'm very sad. Today is not a good day for me.

"Difficult to accept this result, but there is no other way than [to] forget this race, think positive, keep working very hard, as I'm working now.

"The results for the moment are not coming, I just hope that the things change and I can demonstrate my riding."

The Spaniard said he struggled throughout the race but "especially in the end", and explained that "a lot of problems" contributed to his abject performance.

"Firstly, [it's] difficult to start with the new bike, a little bit more than last year.

"Probably we didn't choose the right tyre on the rear - the hard [compound] was spinning so much, moving so much.

"Very physical track, and with the new bike I believe that I struggle more physically, especially in the braking. [We] have to find some solution for the future.

"Very sad, very disappointed to finish to so on the back, so far from the top guys."

shares
comments
Marc Marquez motivated by MotoGP Argentina controversy at Austin
Previous article

Marc Marquez motivated by MotoGP Argentina controversy at Austin

Next article

Valentino Rossi worried about Honda's form in MotoGP 2018

Valentino Rossi worried about Honda's form in MotoGP 2018
Why Honda and Yamaha have been left behind in MotoGP's new era Plus

Why Honda and Yamaha have been left behind in MotoGP's new era

The once all-conquering Japanese manufacturers are going through a difficult period in MotoGP this season. With Suzuki quitting, Honda struggling to get near the podium and Yamaha only enjoying success courtesy of Fabio Quartararo, Japanese manufacturers have been left in the dust by their European counterparts. Key paddock figures explain why.

MotoGP
Jun 28, 2022
Who is Valentino Rossi’s newest MotoGP star? Plus

Who is Valentino Rossi’s newest MotoGP star?

Valentino Rossi’s protégés stole the show at Assen as Francesco Bagnaia stormed to victory to arrest a recent barren run. But it was the rider in second, on Bagnaia’s old bike, who had all eyes on him. Securing his and the VR46 team’s first MotoGP podium, Marco Bezzecchi has all the characteristics that made his mentor special

MotoGP
Jun 27, 2022
How Quartararo is evoking an absent MotoGP great in 2022 Plus

How Quartararo is evoking an absent MotoGP great in 2022

OPINION: Fabio Quartararo has seized control of the 2022 MotoGP world standings after another dominant victory as his nearest rivals faltered. And he is very much heading towards a second championship echoing how the dominator of the last decade achieved much of his success

MotoGP
Jun 20, 2022
The human importance of Marquez’s latest enforced MotoGP absence Plus

The human importance of Marquez’s latest enforced MotoGP absence

OPINION: Marc Marquez will likely sit out the remainder of the 2022 MotoGP season to undergo a fourth major operation on the right arm he badly broke in 2020. It is hoped it will return him to his brilliant best after a tough start to the season without a podium to his name. But it’s the human victory that will far outweigh any future on-track success he may go on to have

MotoGP
May 31, 2022
Why Ducati holds all the power in its MotoGP rider dilemma Plus

Why Ducati holds all the power in its MotoGP rider dilemma

OPINION: The French Grand Prix looks to have made Ducati’s decision on its factory team line-up simpler, as Enea Bastianini stormed to his third win of the campaign and Jorge Martin crashed out for a fifth time in 2022. But, as Ducati suggests to Autosport, it remains in the strongest position in a wild rider market

MotoGP
May 16, 2022
The seismic aftershock left by Suzuki's decision to leave MotoGP Plus

The seismic aftershock left by Suzuki's decision to leave MotoGP

Suzuki's sudden decision to leave the MotoGP World Championship at the end of the season has acted as a stirring element in a market that had already erupted. Autosport analyses what this means for the grid going into 2023

MotoGP
May 11, 2022
How the real Ducati began to emerge in MotoGP’s Spanish GP Plus

How the real Ducati began to emerge in MotoGP’s Spanish GP

Ducati’s 2022 MotoGP bike has had a tough start to life and the expected early-season title charge from Francesco Bagnaia did not materialise. But the Spanish Grand Prix signalled a turning point for both the GP22 and Bagnaia, as the 2021 runner-up belatedly got his season underway after a straight fight with Fabio Quartararo

MotoGP
May 2, 2022
How Honda's praise for its 2022 MotoGP bike has turned into doubt Plus

How Honda's praise for its 2022 MotoGP bike has turned into doubt

In a little over two months, Honda has gone from setting the pace in MotoGP testing with its new RC213V prototype to being at a crossroads - caused by the discrepancy in its riders' feedback. After a Portuguese GP that underwhelmed, serious questions are now being asked of Honda in 2022

MotoGP
Apr 26, 2022