Lorenzo Rues Tyre Choice Mistake At Jerez

Jorge Lorenzo - Photo Credit: Yamaha
Jorge Lorenzo - Photo Credit: Yamaha


Jorge Lorenzo believes he chose the wrong front tyre compound for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix which came second in. The championship leader chose the soft front option a, compound he didn't feel comfortable on and he feels that played a part in him finishing second behind Casey Stoner.

“Today I knew it would be a very important decision on the grid to choose the right front tyre. Finally we chose the soft one, unfortunately we were wrong and had a lot of problems during the race, I wasn't as confident as in practice. Without good feelings to finish second is not so bad, we are still leading the Championship and have good motivation for Estoril.”

Yamaha teammate Ben Spies had a miserable afternoon on the other YZR-M1 and finished down in eleventh place. The American wasn't happy with the bike at any stage and offered an apology to the team for his poor showing.

“I don't really know what happened, I got off to a pretty good start from the line but after that I didn't have a good feeling with the bike, it was a pretty pathetic race really for me. I've apologized to the team and we've had a long meeting about what I was feeling with the bike. I just wasn't comfortable, I rode as hard as I could but the speed just wasn't there. We need to find something because we can see the Yamahas are working well but my feeling with the bike is not great. It was a bad day at the office today.”