MotoGP: Brembo statement on Jorge Lorenzo's Qatar fall
Brembo has released the following statement after Jorge Lorenzo's dramatic exit from the season-opening Qatar MotoGP, which saw the Spaniard forced to bail off his Ducati at 110mph due to a brake problem.
The team's brake manufacturer acknowledges that there was an (unspecified) issue 'connected to the braking system', which has been 'identified and resolved':
"In relation to what happened to the rider Jorge Lorenzo of Ducati Team during the Qatar MotoGP Grand Prix, Brembo is really disappointed that the withdrawal of the rider during the lap 12 was caused by an issue connected to the braking system.
"At the end of accurate analysis of our technicians, we confirm that the issue has been identified and resolved so that this anomaly can’t recur."
Lorenzo was holding tenth place when the accident occurred, in a race won by his team-mate Andrea Dovizioso.
Round two of the 2018 season takes place in Argentina this weekend.