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Lorenzo makes steady progress in Malaysia

Lorenzo makes steady progress in Malaysia

Fiat Yamahas new recruit Jorge Lorenzo continued his steady MotoGP preparation at Sepang on Friday, though he ended the day at the wrong end of the timesheet.

Fiat Yamahas new recruit Jorge Lorenzo continued his steady MotoGP preparation at Sepang on Friday, though he ended the day at the wrong end of the timesheet.

The 20 year-old Spaniard, who moves up to the premier class in 2008 as a double 250cc World Champion, has apparently found the going tough over the last two days - with the shift up to 800cc machinery a physically demanding task.

However, once he acclimatises and his stamina increases Lorenzos lap times are likely to improve accordingly.

On day two in Malaysia Lorenzo continued to work on his general set-up with his new team, concentrating specifically on improving his braking and also completing a few laps on the new 2008 prototype M1.

He improved on his time from yesterday, completing 48 laps and setting the ninth fastest lap of the day in a time of 204.021s.

Today was hard work and I am honestly quite tired after six hours of riding in this heat! exclaimed Lorenzo. We worked on a lot of new things with the setting and I feel like I am making progress in some areas.

Im still having trouble under braking though and I dont feel so comfortable with the front end; we made some improvements today in this area but I know we have more to do. I still have a lot to learn and some changes to make to my riding style.

I was able to do a few laps on the new 2008 bike today, which I enjoyed and, even though it was only a few laps, my feeling about it is quite good. The most important thing at the moment though is to improve the feeling with the front end and so we will try again tomorrow.

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MotoGP, 2007, Jorge Lorenzo

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