MotoGP, No 2020 Yamaha for Jorge Lorenzo within the Portimao exams
Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa had not seen one another in a press convention for a while. It occurred right now, on the eve of the exams in Portimao, through which the 2 former racers will take part within the function of check riders, respectively for Yamaha and KTM. Tomorrow can be a really special occasion, through which the testers can be on MotoGP bikes whereas the MotoGP riders can be on street bikes.
It should actually be attention-grabbing to see how Dani and Jorge go.
“It is good that Lorenzo is there too – mentioned Pedrosa – We raced collectively for 15 years and now we are going to do it once more. It is extra enjoyable to check while you’re not alone, and Jorge was an excellent rival of mine, I like that he is there”.
The Majorcan additionally agreed.
“We now have each handed 30 years and we’re nonetheless right here doing what we like – he mentioned – We’re riders and we’re nonetheless aggressive, even when there is not going to be the identical sensations as once we have been combating in qualifying”.
For Lorenzo will probably be a return to the M1 after a protracted break.
“I’m actually excited to come back again once more to journey the Yamaha M1, as a result of it has been 9 months, virtually a yr with out using and I’ve by no means been so lengthy with out using, so for positive will probably be fairly troublesome to adapt once more to those speeds and bikes! However now we have two days on a brand new monitor, that’s additionally vital as a result of it’s not solely new but additionally particularly with the up and down right here, it’ll be vital to not make foolish errors at first, do kilometres and attempt to give most data to Yamaha for the official riders.”
Jorge is not going to journey the 2020 Yamaha, although.
“Just a few weeks in the past I spoke to Meregalli and he instructed me that I might have the brand new bike, however I went into the pits a number of hours in the past and noticed that I’ll have the 2019 – he revealed – I believe they did their greatest, however there wasn’t sufficient time to organize a brand new M1 ”.
The Majorcan additionally talked about his new life as a tester.
“My life is even higher than you see on social media – he joked – I am glad, I’ve a number of free time and I can resolve to do what I need. For individuals who love motorbikes like me, if being a check rider is not the proper job, it comes shut. I haven’t got the stress of racing; it includes me about fifteen days a yr and I haven’t got many obligations. After all, you lose the sensation you may have while you win, now my rival is the stopwatch. In the long run you possibly can’t have all the things in life, it’s important to select and proper now it is the perfect compromise for me ”.
Lorenzo additionally spoke concerning the championship.
“This season all of the bikes can win a race, aside from Aprilia, however they don’t seem to be that far-off. However there isn’t a Marquez, who has an unbelievable expertise, he has been profitable since his MotoGP debut after which continued to enhance . They requested me, earlier than his damage, if Marc would dominate once more this season and I mentioned that it might rely on Honda’s enhancements and people of his rivals. We noticed how briskly Marc was at Jerez, however we will not know what would have occurred within the different circuits, his outcomes may have been influenced by the Honda, a motorbike solely he can win with. With Marquez out of motion, many riders have realized that they will struggle for the World Championship, we face a championship that’s extra unsure than ever ”.
Pedrosa additionally agreed.
“Actually with out Marquez there are extra alternatives to win – he mentioned – Marc would have all the time been on the rostrum, however there would have been two extra locations anyway. With him it might have been harder to win, however the degree of competitors may be very excessive even in his absence ”.
Whereas the 2 Spaniards have been focussing on the current, Michele Pirro spoke of the long run, clearly of Ducati, which has inaugurated a brand new course with Bagnaia and Miller within the manufacturing unit staff.
“Dovizioso is a good loss for Ducati – he admitted – However, as Dall’Igna mentioned, marriages are made in two and sadly somebody mentioned ‘no’ on the altar. Along with Andrea we did nice issues, however there weren’t the circumstances to proceed. There was no different rider of his expertise to switch him and it was determined to deal with younger riders. Pecco and Jack are the long run, I believe it was proper to offer them house ”.
Guintoli and Bradl, then again, revealed some secrets and techniques about Portimao, a monitor they know nicely for his or her previous in SBK.
“I believe the riders can have a number of enjoyable right here, it’s like a rollercoaster. – mentioned Sylvain – It’s very nice to journey, numerous blind spots, quick, very attention-grabbing monitor; very technical. I believe will probably be an attention-grabbing problem for the engineers, as a result of they should handle the ability and above all of the wheelies. You don’t want a lot horsepower so it’s a beneficial circuit for the inline 4s. Producers which have the SBK database will profit from the work on electronics “.
Whereas the Frenchman mentioned that he does not assume Portimao is a monitor that calls for an excessive amount of bodily effort, Stefan is of one other opinion.
“On this monitor you possibly can by no means chill out, even on the straight it’s important to struggle to not make the bike wheelie – his opinion – I do not forget that already in SBK it was bodily very demanding, but additionally a number of enjoyable ”.