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Lorenzo: "Some of the toughest circumstances that we‘ve had"

Lorenzo: 'Some of the toughest circumstances that we‘ve had'

Hot conditions saw a multitude of falls at the bwin Grand Prix České republiky, but Lorenzo stays calm and upright to lead Friday.

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo led proceedings with a 1’56.499 from the first Free Practice session. The afternoon session saw temperatures skyrocket, reaching levels more common at Sepang than Brno. Fortunately for Lorenzo he had already done enough during FP1 to cement himself as a main protagonist of the Grand Prix, approaching FP2 calmly.

The tricky conditions gave Lorenzo a chance to test various setting aimed at improving tyre life in hot conditions. Even with the focus on exploration and experimentation the Mallorcan still ended FP2 second. Perhaps most importantly he ended the session without a crash, unlike his main title rivals who all suffered at least one fall on Friday.

Jorge Lorenzo: “We started this morning in a very good way. The afternoon has seen some of the toughest circumstances that we‘ve had all season. It was very hot and on the straight you could feel the heat coming from the engine, so it was a very physically demanding training. Without wind, the track was much worse than it was in the morning, but we were able to keep a quite consistent pace compared to our rivals. In the end, I tried all the tyres and some settings of the bike that give us a good direction to work towards for tomorrow.”

MotoGP, 2015, bwin GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, FP2, Jorge Lorenzo, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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