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Lorenzo: “I feel strong”

Lorenzo: “I feel strong”

Jorge Lorenzo ends the first day of #TheGrandFinale feeling confident having topped practice.

The Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana will likely be one of the toughest and most important races of Jorge Lorenzo’s life. He has the chance to take his fifth world title and has started the weekend in the best possible way: leading Friday practice. A time of 1’31.111 saw the Movistar Yamaha rider lead the day by 0.139s from Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda). It’s not just one lap pace that Lorenzo is confident with, his Yamaha M1 handling well and allowing him to push hard over many laps. Hot conditions limited the lap times somewhat, but the Majorcan was unconcerned.

Lorenzo’s goal for the weekend and the race is victory, focusing on his own race as opposed to worrying about what title rival and teammate Valentino Rossi is doing. The pair head into Sunday’s race with Rossi seven points ahead, even with the Italian starting from the rear Lorenzo will have to race hard. Both the Repsol Honda bikes look set to be a stiff challenge for Lorenzo and Yamaha.

Jorge Lorenzo: “The day started positively and we improved the bike a lot in the afternoon. The bike is working really well and I feel strong, with good concentration. I‘m riding well, but the bike, to be honest, is working very well for me to keep a high pace, even with old tyres, so I‘m very happy about the beginning of the weekend.”

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO MOTUL DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA, FP2, Jorge Lorenzo, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP, #TheGrandFinale, #ValenciaGP

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