Former MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo After each Grand Prix, he reviews the news of the World Cup on his Youtube channel ‘99 seconds ’. Regarding the last race, in France last weekend, the Mallorcan discovers two proper names: Valentino rossi, whom he had been criticizing for his bad start to the season, and obviously Marc Márquez, protagonist for his fall when he was leading the race.
On Márquez, who was the fastest in training and came to lead the race for the first time since reappearing after his long injury, Lorenzo estimates that the Catalan multi-champion sinned from a certain excess of confidence, although he also said that he saw him much better, in full progression. “Despite the falls and the result, we cannot deny that it is bad for him and takes him away from the championship,” we have seen Márquez more solid, strong and close to the top positions “said Lorenzo. “In the dry he was starting to get off the hook, but when the rain appeared, he started to feel better than other riders. He quickly started to come back and even before the bike change he passed Quartararo in the pit lane ”.
But Lorenzo then began to fear a fall for Marc. “It seemed that circumstances had allied with him, he left the pits first, it looked like he was going to get the first win since the injury. When I saw him on television, with so much confidence and aggressiveness, I began to fear that fall because I saw him too confident and there was still a lot of career to go. “
“My fear came true and it ended up on the ground. He got the bike back and came back, and that moment was all or nothing and in the end he got tails. A real shame because I had victory in my hand and it would have been a great joy after all the suffering ”, Jorge settled.
As for Valentino Rossi, in France he qualified ninth, but in the mixed conditions of the race he did not feel comfortable and finished 11th. Jorge saw a “substantial improvement” from the Italian over previous races. “He was faster than in other races, especially in the dry, which is the important thing. We saw a Valentino similar to that of 2020, which without being his best year was regularly in the top 10, “said Lorenzo.
And about the new leader, Fabio Quartararo, Lorenzo summarized: “Great result. He was ahead of Bagnaia and regained the lead. It was not easy because he was coming back from an injury. The Yamaha were really bad in the rain, but in those race conditions it held the type and minimized damage. Thus, a podium tastes like victory ”.