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Lorenzo: “The feeling with the tyres is much better”

Lorenzo: “The feeling with the tyres is much better”

Jorge Lorenzo ended the first day of the Qatar test on top of the timesheets and happy after improving his feeling with the Michelin tyres.

After a successful but challenging test at Phillip Island, Lorenzo was looking forward to continuing working on the setting of his Yamaha in Qatar. Though the Losail International Circuit can be testing, with the cold night temperatures and sand on the track, Lorenzo wasn‘t shy to get busy and continued the progress he made during the pre-season. He soon took over the top spot in the rankings and went on to become the first rider to breach into the 1‘55s.

The Spaniard continued to prove how well the YZR-M1 performs with the new Michelin tyres when he set a best lap of the day of 1‘55.452 and ended almost half a second ahead of all of his rivals.

The second day of the Qatar test begins at 16:00 local time on Thursday.

Jorge Lorenzo: “I think we made a good start to the Qatar test, I have a good feeling especially with all tyres. We still need to improve the electronics, but to be one of the fastest ones on the first day is a good beginning. The feeling with the tyres is much better compared to Phillip Island, the weather is better and the combination of this track, the bike and Michelin is similar to Sepang. Let‘s see how the performance will develop tomorrow.”

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MotoGP, 2016, QATAR MOTOGP™ OFFICIAL TEST, T1, Jorge Lorenzo, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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