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Perfectionist Lorenzo disappointed with pole near-miss

Perfectionist Lorenzo disappointed with pole near-miss

Spaniard will start from third for the Alice TT Assen tomorrow.

With his own third place on the grid for he Alice TT Assen and Casey Stoner’s dropping down to fourth place, Jorge Lorenzo became the only rider with a 100% front row record in the 2009 season so far. The Spaniard was, however, a little disappointed with his final hot lap.

“I’m a little disappointed with my last lap. I made some mistakes on a few corners and couldn’t improve my time,” lamented the Fiat Yamaha rider, joint leader of the MotoGP World Championship.

“Anyway, we have good pace and we will be trying to work on T4, where we are losing a few tenths at the moment, for the race. If we can do this then we have a chance of fighting for the podium tomorrow.”

Involved in an intense battle with teammate Valentino Rossi at the last round in Barcelona, on a Yamaha M1 that has been the standout bike at the past few races, Lorenzo believes that anything that can be significantly improved will not be the ride at his disposal. “We won’t work on too much mechanically in the warmup. Maybe it will be myself that needs to improve, not the bike.”

The last time that Lorenzo started from the third grid spot, back at the Japanese race in Motegi, he emerged victorious.

MotoGP, 2009, ALICE TT ASSEN, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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