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Lorenzo reviews fourth place result

Lorenzo reviews fourth place result

Jorge Lorenzo threatened briefly in the early laps of Sunday’s Barcelona-Catalunya race before settling into fourth position, which he held to the line.

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Lorenzo made a strong start from second on the grid, delivering a trademark pass round the outside of Dani Pedrosa on turn one for the race lead.

With his teammate Valentino Rossi closing fast behind, it was not long before the Italian took over at the front, then eventual race winner Marc Marquez followed him past Lorenzo on turn ten of the same lap. With 19 laps to go Pedrosa also squeezed through, leaving Lorenzo to hold fourth on the tail of the fighting three to the line.

Lorenzo’s fourth place delivers 13 points, keeping him in fourth position in the standings on 78, 34 behind Pedrosa in third.

“I’m a little bit disappointed, we knew that the others were very strong and also Vale had a very good pace,” said Lorenzo. “The pace was not so bad because the track was not very hot but unfortunately I couldn't open the gap I wanted in the first lap. When Vale passed me it was the same and I couldn't ride like when I am alone.”

“The bike was working well in braking but in the last two corners where we were very strong last year, we weren’t this year. In acceleration I started losing grip and when I followed Dani it was impossible to stay with him, I just had to recover in some corners. It was a pity, if we had less problems in acceleration it was a great opportunity to win. We were strong on braking but unfortunately lost it in the last corners so I couldn't do more.”

MotoGP, 2014, GRAN PREMI MONSTER ENERGY DE CATALUNYA, Jorge Lorenzo, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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