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Lorenzo: “I gave my maximum to escape from Marc”

Lorenzo: “I gave my maximum to escape from Marc”

Jorge Lorenzo had to ride at his absolute limit to escape from Marc Marquez during the Czech GP and claim his 5th win of the season by 4.4s.

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Lorenzo put on an incredible show today at Automotodrom Brno, keeping rival Marc Marquez at bay for 22 laps to cross the line with a convincing 4.462s gap.

Lorenzo had a brilliant start, taking the holeshot from pole and immediately tried to break away with Marquez (Repsol Honda) running closely behind him. After the opening lap the Spanish rider posted times in the low 1‘56s for the next eight laps. Riding faster than anyone on track, the pair created a gap to the group battling for third, but with 14 laps to go the Majorcan‘s pace proved to be too hot for his rival, and he managed to break away.

In his element, Lorenzo remained unthreatened for the remainder of the race and continued to manage the gap to Marquez perfectly, claiming a first victory in Brno for Yamaha since 2010 by 4.4s.

Jorge Lorenzo: “I didn‘t need to push at the end, so this was not a perfect race, because I could have been a little bit faster. I had a margin, not enough to be comfortable but enough to risk less. I pushed so much at the beginning of the race and I gave my maximum to escape from Marc, who stayed behind me for a lot of laps. I expected the race to be a little bit quicker at the beginning and to be riding 1‘55,9, but with a full fuel tank, and also after the Moto2 the track seemed to have a little less grip, it was not possible. Luckily for me after a few laps I started to brake better with less fuel in the tank and enter corners faster than before. I improved my times only by one tenth of a second, but it gave me a 0.6s advantage in one lap and that went up to one second and I was able to get away little by little and win the race.”

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MotoGP, 2015, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, RAC, Jorge Lorenzo, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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