Lorenzo feels he could have dominated
11 September 2017 – Jorge Lorenzo reckons he would have "won by a distance" at the San Marino Grand Prix had he not crashed, which he attributed to losing concentration while trying to change settings.
Lorenzo surged from fifth to first on the run to Turn 1 in wet conditions at Misano, and quickly pulled clear of the chasing pack to establish his authority.
He led the Danilo Petrucci/Marc Márquez scrap by 4.5 seconds after six laps, but high-sided as he rounded the left-hander at Turn 6 and was eliminated from the race.
The Spaniard put the exit down to becoming distracted while changing the electronic mapping on his Desmosedici GP.17 and felt that he was on course to dominate the race.
"What a pity about my crash," said Lorenzo, who has yet to win since switching to Ducati.
"The bike was going very well and I was riding pretty calmly, without taking too many risks and trying to manage the tyres well.
"Unfortunately, at a certain point I lost concentration trying to change the mapping to a different electronic configuration.
"I used the rear brake in a slightly different way and that was enough to cause a high-side and make me crash.
"I'm very disappointed about that, because I think I could have won the race by a distance, and instead I had to retire.
"Races are like that, however, and you have to accept that these things can happen."
Lorenzo holds ninth position in this year's championship.