Jorge Lorenzo may have looked like he was going to win today’s Estoril GP for the fourth consecutive time, but he didn’t take in account another rider, Dani Pedrosa and his sheer determination.
At least fans were spared the moonwalk again, I’m just kidding.
Someone on Ben Spies’ team really messed up today, they left a tool that is used to temporarily block the fuel overflow pipe in place and this caused all the American’s problems and mining his confidence which caused him to crash.
“I made a good start and I’m really happy for that then I pushed to my maximum to try to open the gap to Dani,” said Lorenzo.
“Unfortunately today was not the day for that, he was too strong and consistent and at the end he was maybe fresher to push.
Second is a good result, we have a lot of points from three races so I think we are in a good way to keep fighting for the championship.
I want to thank my team who worked really hard this weekend to make sure we were as competitive as we could be.
” “I am bitterly disappointed with today,” stated Spies.
“After a lot of hard work by the crew this weekend we started the race with a very competitive set up and I was feeling good.
When I noticed the tool hadn’t been removed I tried to do it myself because it was right in there next to my brake lever.
I managed to get it off but then this loose tube was flying around which was pretty scary.
It really messed with my concentration as I was worried about taking out another rider in one of the corners and then I crashed.
After the DNF at Jerez this was really frustrating as it was completely out of my control, nothing to it now but to move on and come back strong for Le Mans.