Lorenzo relieved to avoid trouble in Aragón

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Pole position for the Gran Premio Iveco de Aragón is the fifth of the 2012 MotoGP™ season for Jorge Lorenzo. The world championship leader, who will head the grid from title rival Dani Pedrosa and Cal Crutchlow, was particularly content with avoiding an accident.

As was the case at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli two weeks ago, riders have been tested to the extreme in the shape of a wet Friday followed by a dry Saturday. Although more rain seemed highly likely for qualifying, any showers stayed away from MotorLand Aragón.

"The pole position is really important," Lorenzo acknowledged. "It was difficult at the beginning and the track was very scary because it was very slippery and cold - there were so many crashes. At the beginning we were four or so seconds slower than in the test a few weeks ago but in the end, on the qualifying tyre, we were able to push 100 percent. So we’re happy but tomorrow is another day."

Heading into the 14th race of the campaign, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Lorenzo sits 38 points ahead of Repsol Honda Team rival Pedrosa.

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