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Lorenzo identifies acceleration as point for improvement

Lorenzo identifies acceleration as point for improvement

Carrying out a thorough race simulation session yesterday at Jerez, Fiat Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo was yesterday the third fastest rider on the timesheets after a late qualifying tyre run.

Carrying out a thorough race simulation session yesterday at Jerez, Fiat Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo was yesterday the third fastest rider on the timesheets after a late qualifying tyre run.

The Spaniard undertook roughly eighty laps per day over the course of the Jerez visit, rounding off his 2007 activity with a fastest time of 1'39.464. The only dampener to the 250cc World Champion's test was an early crash on Wednesday, although he immediately swung his leg over the second Yamaha M1 to continue his gruelling schedule.

Having previously identified corner entry as his main area for improvement, Lorenzo's thorough riding of the machine with which he will make his MotoGP debut has enabled him to give input as to how the bike itself can be improved, ahead of the recommencing of testing in seven weeks time.

"I felt really good at this test; much better than in Sepang," said the 20 year-old before leaving the Spanish circuit. "The bike is comfortable and my race simulation was very good. We have a lot of work to do, mainly in acceleration because the rear tyre is spinning."

For a rider renowned for one-wheeled showmanship, a tradition which he continued as he expressed his pleasure with the race simulation, Lorenzo was keen to keep both tyres on track for the majority of the time in the future.

"The bike is wheelie-ing too much at the moment," said the Spaniard, who has to get used to the electronics central to MotoGP machines.

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MotoGP, 2007

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