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Lorenzo unsatisfied despite Valencia pole pace

Lorenzo unsatisfied despite Valencia pole pace

Lorenzo unsatisfied despite Valencia pole pace

Jorge Lorenzo again spectacularly confirmed his adaptation to the quarter-litre class on the second day of 250cc tests at Valencia on Thursday.

In the absence of World Champion Dani Pedrosa the Spanish rookie was second fastest behind last season's runner-up Sebastián Porto and the quickest Honda at the test, with a lap time which would have put him on pole position for the final race of last season.

However, despite his excellent pace Lorenzo, who crashed on the first day of the test without injury, was not satisfied.

"Although it may seem a lie, I'm not completely happy with the final result," said the youngster. "The bike worked perfectly and that's what makes me angry.

"I know that I could have ridden a couple of tenths faster, but on my fastest lap I was held up by a bunch of 125cc riders, who we've been sharing the track with, and that messed up my day.

"Despite that I'm leaving Valencia feeling quite happy and optimistic because we've done these times with the '04 bike and that makes me more enthusiastic than ever about receiving the 05' version."

Lorenzo's team-mate at Fortuna Honda, Héctor Barberá, set the fifth fastest time on Wednesday but was ninth on Thursday, just over a second behind Lorenzo, after himself suffering a crash which caused extensive damage to his bike.

Tags:
250cc, 2005, Jorge Lorenzo

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