Jorge Lorenzo belongs to the legends of the MotoGP class. During his career, he fought against exceptional racers who also had a strong character, such as Valentino Rossi. It was with the Italian that they staged many unforgettable duels during the years when they shared a garage at Yamaha. There was a great rivalry between the two racers. According to him, this element is missing in sport today. The rivalry between the racers attracts spectators.
"People want rivalries, nobody will care if everyone hugs each other on the track. Today we see some rivalry between Bagnaia, Quartararo and Bastianini which attracts people's interest. They want to see real rivalries. Formula 1 gained a lot of popularity in the late 80s due to the rivalry between Senna and Prost. In MotoGP, the duels between Alex Crivillo and Mick Doohan and me and Valentino or Marco attracted a lot of interest.
The Spaniard believes there is currently too little real rivalry in the elite motorcycling class, which could harm the sport.
"Spectators like to see that the racers don't get along very well. They like drama, some juicy words at press conferences. In Austria, I saw how the racers greeted each other after the race. On the one hand, this is good, as it is evidence of a good atmosphere, but it does not sell. Humans are such that we like drama."
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