Jorge Lorenzo: Verbal tip against Valentino Rossi


Former GP driver Jorge Lorenzo is certain: Valentino Rossi would have lost the title fight in 2015 even without the starting place penalty that he received for the Sepang crash with Marc Márquez.

Valentino Rossi and Marc Márquez’s Sepang crash in the 2015 season sparked heated discussions among observers and MotoGP fans. Because for the unpleasant clash, Rossi received a transfer back to the end of the starting field for the last race of the season in Valencia.

The then Yamaha star was able to fight his way back to fourth place. That year, however, the title went to Jorge Lorenzo, who decided the race for himself. Even years later, Rossi explained that his title was stolen from him because Marc Márquez had interfered in the fight for the title and had helped his compatriot Lorenzo.

Lorenzo is sure that Rossi would have lost the World Cup even without the penalty transfer. He recently stated in the «Motosan» interview: «Rossi had already realized in Argentina that he had a chance of winning the world title and then there was the famous contact that Marc had left behind. From the outside, I think that Marc had the feeling that Rossi had done it on purpose and he also didn’t like that he hadn’t asked about his well-being after the crash. “

“From then on, the relationship between the two cooled down and then there was this famous press conference in Malaysia, which didn’t help either,” the Spaniard recalled. And he emphasized: “But even if Rossi hadn’t been penalized in Valencia, he would have finished fourth both in training and in the race. Because Honda and I were clearly faster than him on this route. “

MotoGP final result drivers World Cup 2021 (after 18 races):

1st quarter 278 points. 2. Bagnaia 252. 3. Mir 208. 4. Miller 181. 5. Zarco 173. 6. Binder 151. 7. Marc Márquez 142. 8. Aleix Espargaró 120. 9. Martin 111. 10. Viñales 106. 11.Bastianini 102. 12. Pol Espargaró 100. 13. Rins 99. 14. Oliveira 94. 15. Nakagami 76. 16. Alex Márquez 70. 17. Morbidelli 47. 18. Rossi 44. 19. Marini 41. 20. Lecuona 39. 21 Petrucci 37th 22nd Bradl 14th 23rd Pirro 12th 24th Dovizioso 12th 25th Pedrosa 6th 26th Savadori 4th 27th Rabat 1st

Constructors’ championship:

1. Ducati 357 points. 2. Yamaha 309. 3. Suzuki 240. 4. Honda 214. 5. KTM 205. 6. Aprilia 121.

Team World Cup

1. Ducati Lenovo 433 points. 2. Monster Energy Yamaha 380. 3. Suzuki Ecstar 307. 4. Pramac Racing 288. 5. Repsol Honda 250. 6. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 245. 7. LCR Honda 146. 8. Esponsorama Racing 143. 9. Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 135th 10th Petronas Yamaha SRT 96th 11th Tech3 KTM Factory Racing 76th

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