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Lorenzo pleased with “clear ideas and a good job”

Lorenzo pleased with “clear ideas and a good job”

The factory Yamaha rider and 2010 MotoGP World Champion finished the two days at Valencia with positive feedback on the 2011 M1 prototype.

Jorge Lorenzo finished the Valencia Test with the second fastest time of day two on Wednesday, and was highly satisfied with the programme of work completed on his new M1 prototype.

The factory Yamaha rider explained: “We started today with a new chassis and new engine to affirm the feeling we had yesterday. Now Yamaha has quite clear ideas for improving. I had good feedback with all the engineers and I think all of us Yamaha riders have done a good job.”

“We also tried some Bridgestone tyres, two types. One didn’t give me more confidence and was more or less the same as what we had before, the other gave me more confidence when warming the tyre up. In the end the performance for doing a quick lap time was more or less the same.”

Lorenzo’s top time from day one remained the fastest across both days and the Spaniard was followed closely on the timesheet by new team-mate Ben Spies.

“When you see the official Yamaha team bikes both going fast it’s good because it confirms the new bike is that little bit better, but we still have a lot of work to do before 2011 gets underway,” he said, before specifying the areas he hoped would be improved before the next Test in Malaysia next February.

“I would like to have more power and a little bit more traction, and if we can have that then it will be a good season,” Lorenzo concluded.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2010, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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