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Lorenzo focusing on tyres for Laguna Seca debut

Lorenzo focusing on tyres for Laguna Seca debut

Jorge Lorenzo is predicting a slow start to the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix for Michelin riders.

Fiat Yamaha´s Jorge Lorenzo will start his first ever race on U.S. soil from fourth on the grid, but is expecting a slow opening to the Laguna Seca race as he tries to heat up his Michelin race tyre.

Jorge Lorenzo – Fourth

`We had a good qualifying tyre from Michelin and I was very happy with my performance this afternoon. The second row is very good, especially since this is my first time here. We know we have a race tyre that is okay for tomorrow, but it is quite hard and therefore it is quite difficult to get temperature into it; this is the problem for our pace. In fact today we improved a lot but we are still a long way off the best time and therefore I think it´s going to be a very hard race and we will struggle to go fast in the early stages, until we can get enough temperature into the tyre. For me the most difficult part of the track is still the first corner, this is where I lack some feeling, so we will try to improve things a bit more in the warm-up. Besides all this I am still having fun riding here, even though it is clear that this is not the best race for our package! I will do my best tomorrow and hopefully I will be able to enjoy myself again.´

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MotoGP, 2008, RED BULL U.S. GRAND PRIX, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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