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Jorge Lorenzo saw his chances of de­fend­ing his Mo­togp ti­tle slip even fur­ther away af­ter yet an­other dis­ap­point­ing wet race. The Mo­vis­tar Yamaha rider was un­able to make the softer op­tion wet front tyres last the dis­tance, suf­fer­ing the same fate as the fac­tory Du­cati pair of An­drea Ian­none and An­drea Dovizioso as their tyres fell apart.

“When I stopped the bike in the pits the team didn’t un­der­stand what was go­ing on, be­cause the hole in the tyre was on the bot­tom, and the tyre looked per­fect. They didn’t know why I wanted to change the bike – and the other one had slicks on. The track was too danger­ous for it, and it wasn’t worth try­ing to stay on track.

“It was very bad luck, be­cause like Dovizioso and Ian­none we couldn’t fin­ish the race with that tyre, even when I had been the fastest per­son on track along with Cal and Rossi. I could have fin­ished third, and maybe even sec­ond.”

Lorenzo’s tyre choice didn’t work out and the ti­tle is slip­ping from his reach

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