Lorenzo laments missed chance at Brno
18 August 2014 – Double MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo lamented a missed opportunity after finishing in second place in the Czech Republic Grand Prix at Brno.
Lorenzo started the race from fifth place but vaulted into the lead on the second lap, before he was caught and passed by Honda's Dani Pedrosa.
Lorenzo dropped just over a second to Pedrosa for much of the race but closed the gap to just four-tenths of a second by the chequered flag. The Spaniard believes that a lack of aggression after Pedrosa's pass cost him the win.
"Finally we beat Marc [Márquez], but unfortunately it was not me who got the victory this time," said Lorenzo.
"I had a chance to get the win because I was feeling good during the warm up and also on the first laps of the race. The only problem was that the feeling of the bike changed after a few laps and Dani caught me.
"I needed to be more aggressive, because he managed to get away. The bike was not so bad at the end of race but I was on the limit to catch him. If there would have been one more lap I would have been able to try and beat him, but it was too late.
"I wanted to try and fight for the win, but Dani rode a really good race. It was a good opportunity for us to win because Marc was not fit enough, but we didn't plan the race perfectly so we have to learn from this experience in the future."