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Lorenzo happy with Brno start

Lorenzo happy with Brno start

The Fiat Yamaha rider was pleased with the initial set-up on his M1 in FP1 at Brno where he set the best time.

Quickest in the first session at Brno by just over half a second on Friday, Jorge Lorenzo displayed the kind of form which has already established him a 72-point lead in the Championship at its halfway point. As the Cardion ab Grand Prix Czech Republic got underway the Fiat Yamaha rider’s best lap of 1’57.215 placed him significantly clear of the rest of the field, and left him extremely satisfied with how the hour had gone.

"I am happy to be riding here in Brno again. It's always difficult to go back to work after the holidays and this track is so different to Laguna, so wide and much longer; it took me a few more laps than usual to get going!” explained the 23 year-old, who already has six wins under his belt from the nine rounds so far this year.

“Once I found my rhythm this was a good session and I felt happy on my bike, with a good setting to start from. We tried both rear tyres and we need more time to choose, because unfortunately it rained a bit at the end and we had to stop early. We'll have to wait and see how the track is tomorrow but we hope for it to be dry so we can continue with what we started on today," added Lorenzo, who completed 19 laps in the session.

His Team Manager Wilco Zeelenberg was impressed with the rider’s immediate comfort after the three-week summer interval, and outlined the plan for Saturday.

"We had 45 minutes in the dry and we went very well, Jorge had a good feeling with the bike,” said the Dutchman. “We have some doubts about the rear tyre and whether to use the hard or the soft - we made some adjustments and we needed to check the setting again but then it rained so we didn't have the chance. But overall things are good and we just need a bit more track time tomorrow to decide which rear tyre to use."

MotoGP, 2010, CARDION AB GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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