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Lorenzo: “I did the maximum”

Lorenzo: “I did the maximum”

Jorge Lorenzo continues his domination of the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, securing pole position in the process.

Every session Jorge Lorenzo has taken part in at the Japanese GP has seen his Movistar Yamaha end on top of the timesheets, Q2 proving no exception. An intense duel emerged between Lorenzo and teammate Valentino Rossi, the pair swapping record breaking laps as the end of the Q2 session rapidly approached. The Mallorcan opted for a three run strategy, his final lap of 1’43.790 good enough to secure him pole position as the flag came out and set a new MotoGP™ pole position record over half a second faster than the previous one. It’s not just one lap pace that he dominates; Lorenzo’s race pace is also impressive.

One of Lorenzo’s strongest traits is his ability to produce blindingly fast opening laps and break away from his pursuers; a strong initial start of the line could provide a major boost on Sunday. Changing weather conditions during the afternoon caused Lorenzo’s confidence when entering corners to falter and with a chance of rain on Sunday, he may have a fight on his hands. Rossi currently leads the MotoGP™ World Championship by 14 points and will start alongside Lorenzo on the front row, the Japanese GP the first of their four epic final clashes to decide the 2015 MotoGP™ World Champion.

Jorge Lorenzo: “I did the maximum and I am very happy with my pole position. The humidity that came in the last hour also didn't help me to enter the corners with confidence like I could in the morning. I struggled a little bit, trying not to crash, but I gave my all and it‘s a good lap time.”

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