Despite having hosted Formula One races for six years, the Marina Bay street circuit is too dangerous for motorcycle racing, says two-time MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo
Two-time MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo believes Singapore is not ready for a motorcycle race, despite the roads being modified for Formula One (F1) in the Marina Bay area.
However, the Yahama racer admits it would be an interesting prospect to race in Singapore, should a MotoGP event be held here.
“Right now, there is no track for motorcycle racing except the F1 track. But that has a lot of walls, which can be very dangerous for the bikes. A MotoGP track would require more space to prevent crashes.
“I would like to race in Singapore… it’s a beautiful country. If we were competing at night and if there is better illumination, I don’t see why not.”
Lorenzo, who was in Singapore this week for a stopover before competing at the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix in Sepang on Sunday, laughed off suggestions that he would compete in a four-wheeled vehicle, like those in F1, even if he were to leave MotoGP.
“I think it’s too late. There is no chance I will drive a four-wheeled vehicle! Those car drivers started when they were around two years old. I’m 26 and I cannot race with them one or two years later.”
Here’s everything else you need to know about Lorenzo’s interview, as he spoke candidlyabout the need for greater safety measures in MotoGP and his relationship with long-time rival and current teammate Valentino Rossi.