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Lorenzo happy but wary after Sepang improvements

Lorenzo happy but wary after Sepang improvements

Having identified corner entry and late braking as his weak points on an 800cc bike on the opening day of testing in Sepang, Jorge Lorenzo worked hard over the course of the three days on precisely these two aspects of his riding style.

Having identified corner entry and late braking as his weak points on an 800cc bike on the opening day of testing in Sepang, Jorge Lorenzo worked hard over the course of the three days on precisely these two aspects of his riding style.

The Spaniard made steady progress in his second test with the factory Yamaha machine, following on from his first official sessions with the bike at Valencia earlier this month.

The 250cc World Champion, who took his second quarter litre title at Sepang in October, was the seventh fastest rider on the final day in Malaysia, although the ultra-competitive 20 year-old was more focused on the bigger picture of his 800cc adaptation.

"We're getting closer and closer to the leading times, but still there's a long way to go," analysed Lorenzo. "This week we've tried a new suspension, but more than anything the improvements have come in terms of my riding style."

The MotoGP rookie had two machines at his disposition during the test, swinging his leg over a prototype of the 2008 Yamaha M1 despite the majority of his work being focused on the 2007 machine.

"The new bike is more stable under braking, and it seems a little better," assessed the former 250cc star. "However, it still isn't the definitive bike."

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MotoGP, 2007, Jorge Lorenzo

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