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18 days ago
By Ducati Team

Lorenzo: “I was very satisfied with my second laptime”

‘Spartan’ lines up in fifth at Silverstone – where he’s a three-time winner

Satisfied with his laptime after proving the fastest Borgo Panigale machine all weekend, Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) was nevertheless a little disappointed to be off the front row at Silverstone; riding with more confidence and getting closer and closer. Fastest in FP4 on his second bike on a new tyre after a quick dash back to the pits, Lorenzo recovered momentum quickly after his first bike broke down – and carried that into Q2.

The most successful man in the premier class at Silverstone, the Spaniard says they’re getting towards being able to fight for something ‘important’ – and is riding with much more confidence.

Jorge Lorenzo, P5: “We had some problems with the electronics in FP4 and I had to go back on the scooter and take the other bike for the last few minutes, and we used a new tyre so that’s why we were so fast. Then in qualifying I was very satisfied with my second laptime, it was very fast, but the problem was the other riders were so fast! Not only Marc, but also Rossi…impressive laptimes. I expected the front row so when I saw I was fifth I was a bit disappointed because I was very proud of my lap. Yesterday we had some problems – vibration over the bumps and consistency on used tyres. We’ve solved the first one but the second one we still need to solve. But it has been a good day, knowing this track isn’t the best for our bike. I feel that we are closer, I’m riding with more confidence and we’re much closer than the beginning of the season. We’ll try here to make a good race but if it’s not possible, I’m sure we’re on the way to fighting for something important.”

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