“People talk about the Rossi-Marquez war, but they don’t remember how many points I lost to bad luck” – Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo has a total of five world titles on his books, the last (the third in MotoGP) being won at the historic end of the 2015 season. The Spaniard was recently in conversation with Motosan and was asked how he remembers this season today.

He claims he was injured at certain moments of the championship when Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez were involved in “wars”. For the driver who permanently hung his helmet in 2020, this championship should have been won at Phillip Island or Sepang and not Valencia, where he stood out.

“I was at the top of my game as a driver, I was very fast and Yamaha and Bridgestone were a perfect match for my style. It was a very intense year in which I was the fastest driver 80% of the time, but with A or B we lost a lot of points in the race… On the other hand, Valentino, who suffered a lot in training and often from the second or Starting third row, he almost always found something in the race that enabled him to save the situation and get on the podium. People talk about the Rossi-Marquez war and what it did in the championship, but they don’t remember how many points I lost through no fault of my own or through sheer bad luck … It was a championship that we did in Australia or Malaysia should have won. , he said.