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Disappointed Lorenzo secures fourth

Disappointed Lorenzo secures fourth

Jorge Lorenzo did not get the result he wanted from the MotoGP™ race on his 27th birthday, as he missed the podium in Jerez.

Lorenzo’s 200th Grand Prix race had a less than perfect start as he dropped from second to fifth off the line. He was quick to recover, passing two riders to go third behind teammate Valentino Rossi and was able to maintain this position for much of the race.

The distance to Rossi began to increase as Lorenzo experienced a significant drop in grip levels. With six laps remaining he could no longer hold off Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda), dropping to fourth place, nearly 20 seconds ahead of Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso in fifth.

The 2010 and 2012 MotoGP™ World Champion now sits fifth in the championship with 25 points, just ten points down on Dovizioso in fourth.

“I made a bad start today, this weekend we didn’t have a good practice starts in any session. The race was worse than I expected and my physical condition was worse than I expected also so we need to work more on that and wait for our moment,” reflected Lorenzo.

“Sometimes you expect more from a race and it ends up being worse. In Argentina it was better than I expected and here it was not as good as I hoped. We failed to find a good setting with this tyre. The rear tyre did not work well on any lap. The start was a disaster, the bike lifted up like it did in all the practice starts I did all weekend.”

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