What has gone wrong for Lorenzo?

What has gone wrong for Lorenzo?

Jorge Lorenzo has had a disastrous run of three MotoGP events, losing his pace and the championship lead and racking up the crashes. Does he now have too many chinks in his armour to win a fourth title this year?

March 20, 2016. Jorge Lorenzo starts his MotoGP title defence as though nothing has changed since he won his third championship at Valencia four months earlier. Flying in the face of new tyres and electronics, the Yamaha rider controls the race from pole position to grab an early, five-point lead.

July 17, 2016. Lorenzo finishes a nearly-lapped 15th at the Sachsenring and heads into the summer break trailing Marc Marquez by almost the equivalent of two race wins in the championship, talking about needing to regain his confidence.

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