Recently, Jorge Lorenzo as a retired MotoGP rider returned to remember the tragic moment that had happened to him in the Catalunya Series in 2009 ago. At that time, the Spaniard from dramatic defeat of Valentino Rossi.
In fact, Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were the mainstay of the Yamaha Energy Monster team at the time. But at the same time, that year was known as the year of the bitterest rivalry between the two riders on the race track.
The connoisseurs of MotoGP were so entertained with their second competition, in 2009, in Catalunya. Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo competed from the beginning of the season to the end. In fact, there are some hot spices that color the rivalry of both.
For information, Jorge Lorenzo at that time felt obliged to win because Catalunya was his own cage. While Valentino Rossi himself recorded a slick record in Catalunya, of course he wants to maintain that record.
There was a moment that was probably best remembered by the audience at that time, none other than when Rossi made an unexpected maneuver on the last corner. He managed to overtake Lorenzo, even though it was a sacred bend, many consider it an impossible media maneuver.
This magical moment brought Valentino Rossi out as the winner. While Jorge Lorenzo had to cover his face because he lost at home. The figure who now works as a Yamaha test rider then recognizes the superiority of Rossi.
But, the public must also consider the fact that he was still 22 years old and lacked experience at that time.
“At that time, I was only 22 years old. I don’t have much experience like now. Vale himself was 30 years old at the time and had a lot of experience. Let’s just admit, he is always a better rival than me, even in normal conditions,”
“I even just understood how to brake so slowly when I moved to Ducati. When I was defending Yamaha, Vale braked more aggressively than me, so he took advantage from there. He has the advantage and takes it, “Lorenzo remembers BT Sports.
Jorge Lorenzo himself has been off the engine since the end of 2019.