Similar to how Alpinestars released the telemetry from Marc Marquez’s 209 mph crash at Mugello, the Italian motorcycle apparel company has downloaded the 0’s and 1’s from Jorge Lorenzo’s Air-Tech race suit, to show us the physics involved from his collarbone-breaking crash.

From the telemetry, we can see that Lorenzo’s left arm hit the ground first, followed closely by an impact that included his left shoulder, right shoulder, and torso — with the airbag deploying in 0.220 seconds.

Lorenzo was in the air for over half a second, and from the guesstimation we can gather from tracing the above line graph, his initial arm impact reached 23.75g’s, while the Spaniard’s shoulder and torso impacts maxed-out the Tech-Air’s accelerometer’s 25g maximum capture resolution.

As we know, Lorenzo heroically had his clavicle plated and pinned in Barcelona after the crash, and immediately returned to Assen to race in the Dutch TT.

Finishing an impressive fifth place, it is almost scary to think that a battered and bruised Lorenzo is still capable of humbling three-quarters of the MotoGP field. We tip our hat to you sir.

Source: Alpinestars

  • Westward

    How much of Lorenzo’s 5th place, comes down to talent vs the machine?

    Everyone knows there is really only four bikes that could actually win the title. Five or seven if you include the Yamaha of Crutchlow, and the Honda’s of Bradl and Bautista…

    If Crutchlow gets the support he desires, then how much of a title contender does he become. De Puniet’s last year @ LCR we saw him on the front row a few times and even a pole, also on a non factory supported effort.

    Or is everyone else just really that bad. I would even bet if Edwards was on Smiths bike, he would be battling Bradl and Bautista.

  • CTK

    @Westward if it were just a matter of bikes how do you explain Bradley Smith getting beat by a damn CRT bike riding the race winning + 2012 championship winning M1? If there has ever been a display of JLo’s talent and dedication it was at Assen 2013. It’s true there are some imbalances in the grid machinery but none of that has to do with JLo’s performance. Other riders on the same bike were 5 places behind.

  • AD

    Regardless of bike, once those painkillers started to wear off, he would have been in serious pain! I too tip my hat in admiration.

  • Norm G.

    re: “while the Spaniard’s shoulder and torso impacts maxed-out the Tech-Air’s accelerometer’s 25g maximum capture resolution.”

    this begs the $64,000 question… since he still got injured, does this imply the impacts also maxed-out the Tech-Air’s protective capability…?

    things that make you go “hmmmn”. with the release of data on Marquez, A-stars are forced to release data on Lorenzo. dianese says, you don’t see us releasing anything do you…? and we were first to market.

  • sideswipeasaurus

    @Westward. Lorenzo’s win was all due to the machine. The machine that is the YZR-M1 and the machine that is Jorge Lorenzo.

  • sideswipeasaurus

    I realize I wrote Lorenzo’s win. Yes, he came in 5th but that was surely a win.