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Lorenzo: “I did only two laps on the slicks”

Lorenzo: “I did only two laps on the slicks”

The 2015 MotoGP™ World Champion Jorge Lorenzo ended the first day of the Phillip Island test down in 16th due to the mixed conditions.

Lorenzo had a productive day. He was the first of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP riders to head out of the box and steadily increased his pace as he got acclimatised to his Yamaha on the damp Australian track. He was in sixth place at the end of his two hours on track until rays of sunlight broke through in the afternoon, signalling that it was time for the Spaniard to kick up the pace a notch.

He set a 1‘39.825s to take third in the provisional ranking before rain put a halt to the action again. Lorenzo returned to the track for another stint later in the afternoon, completing two laps on a slick tyre in dry conditions to bring his total to 24 laps, but chose to end the session early and completed the day in 16th place.

Day two of the Phillip Island test kicks off at 9.45am local time on Tuesday.

Jorge Lorenzo: “It was a very unfortunate day. We are here in the summer and, as we can see in the Superbike race, there‘s usually good weather, but today we‘ve been unlucky. Mixed conditions; not really wet and not really good conditions for riding and there were not many minutes to try in these conditions. It was especially important to test the new electronics on the wet to get settled a little bit. I did only two laps on the slicks and had very strange feelings. I‘m really looking forward to see tomorrow, with a complete day of good conditions, how the bike is working with the Michelin tyres.”

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MotoGP, 2016, T1, Jorge Lorenzo, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP, #AusTest

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