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Lorenzo will start on the first row for tomorrow‘s Monster Energy Grand Prix de France.
After dropping under the 1‘33 mark with a 1'32.647 lap in FP3 and being right on the pace during FP4, Lorenzo had a slightly cautious start to the qualifying session.
Lorenzo: "The conditions were difficult on the track, you have to be careful with slicks and stay confident. We were lucky on the last lap to have 99% of the track dry and I pushed quite a bit. It was a pity that I didn‘t ride any good laps and was slower than I was in FP3. I made a mistake in sector three and lost probably half a second, but I was lucky not to go outside of the track and ride a very good sector four, which put me on the first row.
I was hoping to stay at least in third place, because it‘s always important to be on the front row. There were a lot of riders who hadn‘t finished yet so I stayed in front of the big screen to watch them. I made a very good lap time in Jerez, but this time I couldn‘t do it. It was my own fault, but at least we managed to stay in the top three. I prefer a dry race for tomorrow, I think almost everybody does, because it‘s more fun and safer."
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