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View Poll Results: Is Lorenzo done?
He is not done and come back big time multi podiums. 0 0%
Done send him home on a Goldwing to retire. 2 28.57%
Not done but a few seasons of mid pack performance. 5 71.43%
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Old 10-27-2019, 01:40 PM   #1
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Lorenzo done or not?

Lorenzo seems to be done injuries have messed with his head. The question is can he come back or not. Personally I think he might as well retire but he is a tough son of a and has or had mad skills and I could be just plain wrong. What say you?
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Old 10-27-2019, 03:14 PM   #2
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Im actually in between the first and last choices but I went with the last choice. This last race he was 1:06 behind the winner! Even first time Honda rider Johan Zarco was way ahead of that. If he stays with Honda for next year, I think he may have a few mid pack performances but I dont think hell be a the level he was at Ducati, never mind Yamaha, unless Honda tailor him a machine. Considering how MM has won Honda almost three titles this year on his own, Im thinking they wont do too much tailoring for JL.

Have never really been a fan of JL, he is/was a great rider though and has many records to his name but I think his ego got the better of him when he joined Honda thinking hed be winning on three different manufacturers bikes. Unless his back injury is what is causing him to be so far behind, I think it is his ego that would keep him from retiring.
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I understand his decisions in the last few years, it's a pity that he started to get on with the Ducati but he had to make a decision before Ducati made a decision for him. If I were Honda, I would only have taken him on understanding that it was going to take about the same amount of time for Lorenzo to get acclimated to yet another new bike (and also the feeling is that the bike is built around Marquez who does not ride anything like Lorenzo). So I'm not sure how much is left in him, because the injury has complicated things, and I don't know how far he can go with Honda. He might do better with the satellite Yamaha, he could win a title again I think.
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:02 PM   #4
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I think Honda has plan B now, it's called Zarco. Honda doesn't have to accommodate Jorge's request to customize their bike next year so 99 is in really difficult position now.
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Well, he announced this morning (11/14/2019) that hes retiring...
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He lost motivation after last big crash. The mind is such a big factor in motorcycling at MotoGP level if you can't give 100% you just can't compete. He probably has the talent to be near the top but thats just not enough. I think he saw another year struggling with the Honda then a couple more with another bike and without motivation just not enjoying it. At his best give him a lead and say goodbye because he was gone no mistakes just smooth perfection till the end.
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Yeah there was no path forward, the Honda was going to take even longer to get used to than the Ducati and he was never going to get a seat at any constructor's main team again except for KTM and Aprilia (maybe Suzuki though?)

Brilliant rider, he didn't do well when hassled but he was the smoothest out there. 5 WCs, not a bad career.
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Yeah there was no path forward, the Honda was going to take even longer to get used to than the Ducati and he was never going to get a seat at any constructor's main team again except for KTM and Aprilia (maybe Suzuki though?)

Brilliant rider, he didn't do well when hassled but he was the smoothest out there. 5 WCs, not a bad career.
Plus, have you seen his house in Spain? Dude is gonna be just fine.
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