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No let up for poleman Lorenzo

No let up for poleman Lorenzo

The Fiat Yamaha rider is refusing to let complacency creep in after taking pole position for Saturday’s TIM TT Assen, but is feeling relaxed and confident after dominating the weekend so far.

Jorge Lorenzo’s second pole of 2010 was secured on Friday afternoon as the World Championship leader maintained his strong hold on the TIM TT Assen, having topped both free practices before his lap time of 1’34.515 in qualifying made it three sessions in a row.

The Fiat Yamaha rider led for the most of QP, momentarily losing the lead time to Randy de Puniet before reclaiming it to finish 0.282s faster than the Frenchman. Having converted pole into victory last weekend at Silverstone and now feeling in good shape at Assen, Lorenzo was extremely satisfied with the set-up on his factory M1 as he prepares to go for a fourth win of the campaign.

"I'm very happy to take my second pole of the season but I feel even more comfortable and confident because I've been first in all three practice sessions, despite the other riders pushing hard during qualifying,” said Lorenzo after achieving his 11th premier class pole.

“I think tomorrow's race could be interesting and of course I want to try to win, but as always the main goal is to finish and take points. I will try to escape but if I can't I will fight for the podium.”

The 37-point Championship lead Lorenzo holds over nearest rival Andrea Dovizioso means the 23 year-old is not feeling too much pressure, but his professional approach means he will not be taking it easy at any stage of the race.

“We can afford to be very calm because of our lead in the standings but the team and I are still working as hard as we can to keep going at this level; we're not relaxing,” he concluded.

MotoGP, 2010, TIM TT ASSEN, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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