Brembo says cause of Jorge Lorenzo's Qatar brake failure 'resolved'
Brake supplier Brembo has said the problem that caused Jorge Lorenzo to retire from the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix last month has been "identified and resolved".
The Ducati rider had to jump off of his bike when his brakes failed at Turn 4 on lap 12, forcing him to retire from the race where he had been running in tenth place.
He admitted he had been 'lucky' to escape injury and the fact that the failure happened at a slower speed corner.
"I was catching [Andrea] Iannone, I tried to pass. In Turn 4, in braking, I just lost completely the brake and I needed to jump from the bike to avoid hitting the wall," he said.
"That's what happened, and I was really lucky it didn't happen in the first corner, because if it happened at 300km/h, it would be a different story."
Brembo issued a statement to say the problem had been rectified ahead of this weekend's Argentinian round, but didn't specify what the exact cause was.
"Regarding what happened to Ducati Team rider Jorge Lorenzo during the Grand Prix of Qatar, Brembo is very disappointed that the rider's retirement on the 12th lap of the race was caused by a problem related to the braking system," read the statement.
"After careful analysis by our technicians we confirm that the problem has been identified and resolved so that such an anomaly cannot occur again."