Originally Posted by Pecha72
JLo skipping Assen would not have decided the championship. But with a little more bad luck, it could have severely affected his whole future sporting career. So pardon me, if I think it was a bit foolhardy to jump on his bike and race. I am glad, that it all worked out great for him, but he just put too much at stake. And mind you again, by doing this he did precisely the opposite to what his doctors had adviced him to do. Heīs not a medical expert, so to me he was playing around with his health. Everybody, including him knew fully well, that he cannot afford to go down again, and itīs not always in your own hands. He was taken out by another rider one year before.
We are not talking about the sport of badminton. I doubt very many doctors would ever recommend ANYONE to ride a motogp bike around a track. He passed the medical screening and accepted to ride in competent mind. His doctors gave him ADVICE not an order. He chose not to accept the docs advice like thousands do every day. I can't believe people are questioning his decision. These guys do not get to where they are by backing off or quitting. All out is all they know.
I, for one, am super impressed. I have never been a Lorenzo fan. After that gutsy ride I am now.