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Lorenzo battles windy conditions at Phillip Island

The first practice of the weekend for the Grand Prix of Australia got underway today with Yamaha Factory Racing rider Jorge Lorenzo battling windy conditions to finish third in the combined times just 0.121 seconds behind Championship rival Dani Pedrosa in second.

Lorenzo’s crew worked hard to find better stability for the Championship leader as strong winds across parts of the track made it difficult to find a good pace.

Jorge Lorenzo

“It’s been really tough so far today, the conditions are quite difficult. It’s been really windy which makes it very uncomfortable to ride. We are going to try and stay with Dani here and also Casey but he is very fast, he’s on another level at this track. I think we are close to Dani so our goal is to try and beat him. We’re going to try and make the bike more stable tomorrow to keep the wheels on the ground and make it more comfortable in the wind.”

Press release courtesy of Yamaha Factory Racing.

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MotoGP, 2012, Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing

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