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Lorenzo: “The doctors told me it's bronchitis”

Lorenzo: “The doctors told me it's bronchitis”

Movistar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo explains why he finished down in 11th, 1.339s off the pace, during the first day of practice in Austin.

Lorenzo kept his caution in the first free practice as he struggled with a lack of rear grip, causing him to finish in ninth place with a 2‘21,486 lap. As the track dried out during FP2, the Spaniard gradually reached a personal best of 2‘06.174. He holds eleventh in the combined times, less than five-tenths of a second from his teammate Valentino Rossi in sixth place.

Jorge Lorenzo:
“Today was a very difficult day for me. Since this morning I feel pretty bad. I didn‘t feel comfortable with either the bike or myself. My physical condition today it‘s not good, I got a cold and today I started on antibiotics because I feel sick. I couldn‘t work in a normal way; I feel weaker due to the cold. The doctors told me it‘s bronchitis and I suffer a lot when riding the bike. We have a lot of work to do with the machine but first of all I need to recover. Hopefully tomorrow it will be better with all the treatments. I‘m so sorry because today we couldn‘t improve the pace and I couldn‘t be competitive.”

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MotoGP, 2015, RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS, FP2, Jorge Lorenzo, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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