The attitude of a rider says a lot. Their ability to react to unexpected occurrences makes all the difference, both on track and in life. Jorge Lorenzo confirms this, in an interview for Lamborghini.
The Majorcan, who looks as if he won’t be test riding in MotoGP this season, has bought himself a limited edition Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster and took the opportunity to talk about his very optimistic nature.
"No one had ever done it"
“In every situation, at any time, you can view things negatively or positively. I always try to see the positive”, says Jorge Lorenzo. “When I was a rider, I was an optimist even in the worst situation, like when I broke by collarbone at Assen in 2013. I continued to think positively and said: ‘Why not? Why can’t I go back to Assen after surgery and try?’
“I did it and thirty hours after the operation I finished fifth in the race. No one had ever done that. Simply because in my mind I was thinking: ‘I can do it’".
"The faster you are..."
“My goal on track and in competition is to win and to be as fast as possible. This is my aim. The faster you are, the more competitive you are”, adds Lorenzo.
The Majorcan also highlights what a stickler he is for the rules of the road when not on track.
“On the road it’s different. On the road you have to move from one place to another, and I’m in no hurry to be faster than what is normal”, he adds.
“I’m normally the passenger actually. But now I’m very proud to have it”, says Lorenzo in reference to his Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster. “And I can’t wait to drive it on the roads of Lugano”.
Translated by Heather Watson