Jorge Lorenzo gets spectacularly trolled by Honda chief: Is MotoGP star in big trouble?
The Spaniard is having a shocker this season – and things went from bad to worse last weekend.
Lorenzo started the Catalan Grand Prix in a ferocious style and was elbowing his way up the pecking order.
However, the 32-year-old lost his head at Turn 10 after just a handful of laps.
He misjudged the corner and was forced to brake hard and late.
“MotoGP star Jorge Lorenzo is feeling the heat at Honda”
That sent him crashing into Maverick Vinales and Andrea Dovizioso who were immediately sent flying.
Valentino Rossi also came off his bike after being clipped by Lorenzo’s stricken Honda.
Rumours have been rife that Honda are losing patience with their beleaguered star.
And Honda team manger Puig has done little to allay those fears with his recent comments.
The 52-year-old has suggested Marc Marquez’s dominance proves Lorenzo is the issue, not Honda.
He told Pecino GP: “When you have a guy that wins nearly every weekend with your bike, there’s nothing to say.
“End of the conversation. So the other guys that have this bike, this year or in the past, they can complain whatever they want. But there is one guy on the podium spraying everyone.”
Lorenzo faced similar woes after joining Ducati from Yamaha. He was eventually cut loose by the Bologna-based factory.
Puig, however, had little sympathy for riders who cannot adapt to different bikes.
He added: “Then if you’re a rider and you know you cannot ride that bike, don’t go there.
“If you come here and you have this bike, then you have this bike. Shut up and race it.”
Following his horror show in Catalonia, the rest of the paddock were left raging.
Vinales slammed the experienced star for lacking respect.
“It was already aggressive on the warm-up lap and he did it at Mugello with [Jack] Miller, where Miller even had to lift the bike – each driver heats the tires as he wants,” he said.
“They have to put something on [Lorenzo], otherwise it will not stop.
“Pilots have to have respect. Forgiveness is useless.
“It is a very difficult curve, but it could have been expected.
“And with the Honda’s power to do it on the straight, it is a rookie mistake and he is a five-time world champion.”
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