Had it been in Rossi’s grid, Lorenzo would not have made a great performance
The victory packed by Jorge Lorenzo in Ricardo Tormo circuit of Valencia has made the Spaniard bring home his third world champion. All world champions he has collected come with same manufacturer, Yamaha.
In the final ultimate race, Lorenzo has secured the win from his close rival who is also his teammate in Yamaha Movistar, Valentino Rossi, by keeping the doctor away with 5 point difference at the end.
While Lorenzo easily secured the victory from pole position, it was surely not easy for the doctor to begin the race in Valencia. Rossi had to start from the last grid after being given collectively 4 penalty points.
Although Cal Crutchlow was then relegated one grid and Rossi was thus moved forward equally, it was still uncomfortable start for the Urbino-born rider.
However, Rossi showed how to manage the difficulty with style. Rossi also revealed the great mentality every sportman should have. The doctor gradually took over each of those riders until he has claimed fourth position.
The close-enough position to cut-off the gap with Lorenzo, Rossi, unfortunately, failed to come closer to the spaniard because of time difference continuing wider.
Had it been Lorenzo in Rossi’s position, starting from the last grid, Lorenzo might not be able to do the spectacular performace as Rossi has made. It was very difficult for Lorenzo who is known to be easily frustrated if starting from the less benefiting position.
The quality difference between two Yamaha Movistar riders reveal who is actually the real world champion. Lorenzo, meanwhile, needs some time to prove that this year’s world champion title is indeed due to his genuine skill, instead of being helped by other riders.