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Adapted riding style pays off for Lorenzo

Adapted riding style pays off for Lorenzo

The World Championship leader made some changes to how he is riding his Fiat Yamaha M1 at Aragón and secured second position on the grid for Sunday’s race.

A change in riding style for Jorge Lorenzo paid dividends on Saturday as the Spaniard qualified in second position for the Gran Premio A-Style de Aragón. The Championship leader, who takes a 63-point lead into Sunday’s race, has qualified on the front row for every round this season and his presence in the top three on the starting grid now stretches back 15 races to the Malaysian round last season.

After a first day that was affected by poor weather conditions as Lorenzo also familiarised himself with the circuit on his M1 on Friday, Saturday proved very productive and the 23 year-old Fiat Yamaha rider was consistently fast throughout the morning practice and afternoon qualifying.

There is still room for improvement Lorenzo said, adding: “We are losing some time on the straight at the end of the lap so we have to be very strong in all the other parts to try to make up for it. We can't do anything about this so it's important that I know how to ride the rest of the track perfectly.”

Looking ahead to the race Lorenzo, who has not finished off the podium yet this season, said he expected another tough battle especially with pole man Casey Stoner and rival Dani Pedrosa also starting from the front row.

“I think tomorrow could be quite an exciting race for us and for the fans and for sure it will be a hard fight for me, but I will do my best as usual to get on the podium,” concluded the Spaniard.

MotoGP, 2010, GRAN PREMIO A-STYLE DE ARAGON, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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