Lorenzo details iconic Rossi battle: “He said ‘I win or we both crash’”
In 2009 in Barcelona, there was a thrilling last-lap battle between Yamaha teammates Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, which Rossi won. As MotoGP returns to Barcelona, Lorenzo reflected on the incredible overtake by Rossi 14 years ago. Despite trying to close all the gaps on the corners, Rossi’s speed proved too much and he emerged victorious. Lorenzo believes it was one of the most spectacular battles in MotoGP history. This year, Lorenzo is supporting Francesco Bagnaia to win in Barcelona, believing he is mentally strong and explosive.