Lorenzo and Rossi to look for improvements on Saturday

Movistar Yamaha Silverstone Friday review
Friday, 29 August 2014

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were back on track in Great Britain on Friday as the first free practice sessions got underway, ahead of Sunday’s Silverstone race.

The sessions proved to be challenging for both riders due to chatter, preventing them from finding an optimum set up. Lorenzo ended the day 11th overall in the combined times with a best lap of 2’03.500.

He said, “We have no grip to stop the bike, no grip in the middle of the corner and no traction so we have a lot of spinning and the negative point is it creates problems on the front. No grip on the rear doesn't give us the balance in the middle of the corner which means we have to lean less and have lower speed.”

Teammate Rossi wrapped up the afternoon 13th in the combined times with a best lap of 2’03.952.

“We expected to be faster and more competitive but we are struggling a lot,” he commented. “This morning first practice was not fantastic but also not so bad, I was not so far from the other guys but I didn't like the feeling on the bike on the front. For the afternoon we worked a lot on the setting and on the weight distribution to help on the corners but it looks like we took the wrong direction. We will continue to modify the bike in another way and we will take some data for tomorrow to try something completely different to understand if we can go faster.”

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