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Lorenzo: “The improvement is thanks to the engineers"

Lorenzo: “The improvement is thanks to the engineers'

A dominant first day at the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon sees Jorge Lorenzo within half a second of the pole record.

The MotorLand Aragon circuit is Movistar Yamaha’s designated test track, the squad choosing it due to their past difficulties at the Spanish track. Everyone from the rider to the team to the engineers has worked hard to make the Yamaha M1 as competitive as possible in 2015 and results are starting to show at every round. Jorge Lorenzo ended Friday practice on top with a crushing 1’47.517, leading the rest of the MotoGP™ field by over half a second and helping to complete a Yamaha top three lockout.

Misano was a disaster for Lorenzo who crashed and was unable to score points for the first time this season. He has a 23-point gap to close down on championship leader Valentino Rossi, the Mallorcan clearly stating his intention as the Aragon GP weekend got underway. It may be more than just Rossi he has to contend with, both Repsol Honda riders showed flashes of speed during practice and have strong records at Aragon and Lorenzo is by no means ruling them out.

Jorge Lorenzo: “There‘s a big difference between how we have always felt here before and how we feel here now. The improvement is thanks to the work of the engineers, who improved the way the bikes work, so even at a difficult track such as Aragon we can be competitive. Our rivals don‘t sleep so they will be strong and tomorrow‘s pole will be fast. We need to further improve the setting to be able to make an even better pace.”

MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO MOVISTAR DE ARAGÓN, Jorge Lorenzo, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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