Aragon’s MotoGP results mark Jorge Lorenzo’s worst results in the primary class. The Repsol Honda rider claimed not to know when he could return to compete again.
Lorenzo finishes the race at Aragon on Sunday (9/22/2019) in 20th position. Starting from 19th place, the five-time world champion crossed the finish line by 46 seconds from teammate Marc Marquez, who emerged victoriously.
Lorenzo admitted that his poor performance was affected by a spinal injury that he recently suffered. The situation is increasingly difficult for the Spaniard to adapt to Honda motorcycles since moving from Ducati at the end of last season.
“Certainly I’m not satisfied with the results. Summer accidents have a huge impact on my physical condition. But even the motorbike is not working perfectly. Today I know that there is a problem in the rear tire, for that we must find a solution. If successful, we will be competitive again, “Lorenzo said after the race.
“I don’t know how much longer before I can fight with the foremost riders again,” he was quoted as saying by Speedweek. “I always give my best. It doesn’t matter whether I lead or I’m in 20th position. The important thing is that I finish the race.”
On the other hand, Marquez is just one step away from the eighth world title after 98 points ahead of nearest rival Andrea Dovizioso. The title of world champion will be held by Marquez in Thailand with the worst finish in 14th position.
Lorenzo revealed that Marquez’s success cannot be separated from Honda’s full support. Although he also hopes that his requests will be fulfilled next season to be more competitive.
“Since Marc jumped into the MotoGP championship, Honda has been adjusting the motorbike to his skills, demands, and racing style. Marc is racing very aggressively because his bike needs a lot of power. Whereas I have a completely different driving style so that the motor power is sometimes too big. “But I’m sure that the Honda manufacturer will be able to satisfy both team riders next season,” said the former Yamaha and Ducati.