Jorge Lorenzo was one of the great riders of the modern MotoGP era, battling on the track with on-track geniuses such as Dani Pedrosa, Casey Stoner, Marc Marquez or Valentino Rossi.
He retired after a disastrous season with Repsol Honda at the end of 2019, after a lot of injuries didn’t come to help him too, and opened the door for the arrival of reigning Moto2 champion Alex Marquez. The mallorcan was interviewed on the television program ‘La Roca’, where he commented on how he misses competing in the elite of the elite:
– What I miss the most is winning. I believe that people are born competitive for genetic reasons or simply don’t like to compete. I’m very competitive. At school I invented games for my friends to win.
Lorenzo later commented on how he learned to deal with defeat and career setbacks. ‘There is no great remedy, is to learn to lose. I learned by force at the age of ten. In seven races I won six, but the one I didn’t win I was third… I didn’t even want to go on the podium’, he said, revealing why he had a heavy face in the garage:
– There are different types of riders: those who are more friendly and get along with everyone and those who get along better with the team. I didn’t relate much because I was always working.