“I say what I want, I no longer represent anyone.” With this declaration of intent, Jorge Lorenzo defined himself a few weeks ago at the gates of the 2021 MotoGP World Championship . The ex-driver is very present after leaving the grid and his opinions, as always happened, do not leave anyone indifferent.
The five-time world champion (with three titles in the premier class) has always said what he thought despite the fact that it could lead to a problem even with his own teammates. Now, without belonging to the World Cup, he continues in the same line.
In fact, in early March he mocked a Carl Crutchlow crash with an “I told you so” on Instagram, prompting Jack Miller’s response and, again, Lorenzo’s blunt reply.
“How about you grow up? Seriously, stop acting like a kid,” Miller said. To which the ex Yamaha replied: “Jack Miller, how about you turn off the phone, stop doing ‘stoppies’ and start winning some races? You’re already 26 years old. Focus on the important things and don’t waste your talent.” .
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That March was a controversial week for the Spanish pilot. Not only did he hook up with the Ducati rider, he also crossed several tweets with the Spaniard Aleix Espargaró , who shared with laughing emoticons a poll in which Lorenzo’s followers voted ‘no’ to the possibility that the Mallorcan was commenting on the season .
A mockery that did not sit well with Lorenzo, who did not hesitate to share Espargaró’s balance of victories: none.
” 0 wins in 18 years, really? I knew your manager is a beast, but the fact that you’re still in MotoGP is something that can only be a product of magic … At least Cal (Crutchlow) and Jack ( Miller) they won some races, “he said. Lorenzo in its purest form.
Friend of controversy since always
Despite the fact that the pilot, of undoubted talent given his track record which, as he himself assured a few days ago “is like cotton (which does not deceive)”, assures that it is now when he is not cut when being without equipment; the truth is that Lorenzo has never been one to bite his tongue.
During his active period, he starred in several controversies with Marc Márquez that founded a legendary rivalry between them. ” I hope he comes to apologize and not do it anymore because I will have to drive in a way that I don’t like,” Lorenzo said after an incident at the Aragon GP. The Mallorcan was always critical of the risk of the ’93’ he usually takes on the track.
Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo, in Malaysia.
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He also faced another of the most important riders in the history of Spanish motorcycling, Dani Pedrosa. In fact, both staged a kind of ‘peace agreement’ forced by the then King Don Juan Carlos, which forced them to shake hands in public. However, Lorenzo, just a few days ago, revealed that it was only a paripe and that it would still take two years for both to speak to each other.
This will be the first year of MotoGP without Lorenzo – he retired in 2019 but in 2020 he worked as a tester – although, given his recent activity, he will be more than present at the World Championship.