Reigning World champion, Jorge Lorenzo was taken aback by Valentino Rossi, Lorenzo finished second for his 100th career podium place with the championship leader.
Lorenzo tweeted, It was a shame, I couldn’t fight for the victory today but happy to get my podium 100 in MotoGP! #SpanishGP.
— Jorge Lorenzo (@lorenzo99) April 24, 2016
Lorenzo encountered a tire problem which he believed cost him victory. Jorge Lorenzo has revealed he had to use 80 percent throttle during MotoGP's Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez, costing him the chance to fight Valentino Rossi for victory to autosport.
The three times world champion had a talk with the autosport where he mentioned the tire problem in detail.
"Rossi was faster in the first part of the race, and I was losing little by little some meters," Lorenzo said.
"The rear tires started to spin on the straight but not so much and then I quickly started to recover some meters to Rossi and suddenly the rears started to spin in the center."
"This has never happened to me in MotoGP so I had to slow down and use 80 percent of throttle on the straights in every gear and I couldn't keep the same dynamic, to fight for the win."
"I hope in the next race we will not have problems with the rear," Lorenzo said.
"I'm happy with the front because it's now safer and better, but after the problems for Baz and Redding, Michelin needs to get experience to improve the rear."
Lorenzo said, "It is a pity because at the end of the race I was very strong and I could probably win the race with a big margin, but because of the spinning I couldn't do more and I had to slow down to finish the race."
We wish him all the luck for his next race.