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Phillip Island pace pleases Lorenzo

Phillip Island pace pleases Lorenzo

The Fiat Yamaha rider and newly-crowned 2010 MotoGP World Champion was the fastest in FP1, and took great satisfaction from the fact that he was quick in the wet conditions.

Jorge Lorenzo stated his determination to end the season on a winning note following his achievement of the 2010 MotoGP title in Malaysia last weekend, and the Fiat Yamaha rider started in his quest to do so in the best possible manner with the fastest time in FP1 at Phillip Island on Friday.

Posting a best lap of 1’41.146 on a wet track as the Iveco Australian Grand Prix got underway the Spaniard was 0.334s faster than Casey Stoner, coping admirably with the cold and windy conditions.

"Today was the first day on the bike after we won the title and I am still very happy. We can't stop now, we have to keep going and finish this season in the best way possible, working for the future,” said Lorenzo, who is keen to register his eighth win of the season this weekend.

“The conditions today were really hard – wet, cold and windy. I am very happy to be so fast in rain, because it didn't use to be this way, but we need to be prepared because it could be a hard weekend. I would like to ride in the dry, of course, but we will have to wait and see what happens.”

Lorenzo concluded by adding: “It seems the conditions will be more or less the same as now. For sure it will be a cold weekend and we have to be very careful not to make any mistakes.”

The 23 year-old last won in Brno and could still register the most podiums in a single season in the MotoGP class, score the highest number of points in a single season in the MotoGP class, and record the highest number of points-scoring finishes in a single season before the end of the campaign.

MotoGP, 2010, IVECO AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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