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Good form for Fiat Yamaha on Friday at Brno

Good form for Fiat Yamaha on Friday at Brno

Team-mates Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were the top performers on the first day of the Cardion ab Czech Republic Grand Prix.

Fiat Yamaha riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi made a commanding return to action on day one at Brno, finishing first and second in free practice, 22 year-old Spaniard Lorenzo an impressive 0.399 seconds faster than his illustrious team-mate.

Jorge Lorenzo – 1st
“It’s a great thing to start the weekend in such a strong way and I’ve had a good sensation and feeling with my bike from the first moment today. This isn’t usually the case so I’m really happy. I like this track a lot; I’ve had three wins here in the past and I always feel confident riding here. We need to work a little to improve the feeling with the front tyre on the entry to the corner and also we have a bit of work to do for the anti-wheelie, but I think we’re in very good shape. I am happy to be back on my bike and to be back to full fitness, but we must keep focused and keep improving.”

Valentino Rossi – 2nd
“Jorge and I were very fast from the start of this session, which shows how good our bike is and what a great job Yamaha has done back in Japan. We’ve worked well and we’ve already shown some interesting lap times today. The setting isn’t perfect yet though so we need to work more, especially on the tyres because this track is very hard on both the front and rear. I hope the surface improves as more rubber is laid down because at the moment the grip isn’t great. I’m really sorry that Casey Stoner isn’t here, I would always rather have my rivals to race against and I would like to wish him all the best; I hope he’s back soon.”

MotoGP, 2009, CARDION AB GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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