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Lorenzo: “Today we focused on the electronics”

Lorenzo: “Today we focused on the electronics”

Jorge Lorenzo spent Wednesday focusing on the new spec electronic package for his 2016 M1 at the Valencia test.

Movistar Yamaha’s 2015 MotoGP™ World Champion took over the top spot almost immediately after heading out on track on Wednesday. The Spaniard spent the majority of the day on his 2016 bike and completed a total of 48 laps. Throughout the day he managed to improve his time to a 1‘31.282 on his penultimate lap to complete the test in fifth place, 0.222s off the front.

Jorge Lorenzo: “The 2016 machine we tried in Aragon is the bike that‘s adapted to the Michelin tyres to get the best performance. The fuel tank is on the back, behind the seat, before it was in front of the rider. Today we focused on the electronics, as our lap times are still half a second slower than the lap time we made with the old version. The other thing we worked on is the front tyres of Michelin, which we are still trying to improve. I felt for example that under braking the rear is very grippy in the centre of the tyre but when you start leaning with the front whilst still braking, the front gives you more instability and you can‘t push so much with the brakes. I used the 2016 electronics all day. Yesterday neither the power nor the engine brake was giving the best performance, so they worked on that for the next morning and today I felt that it was much better and we improved quite a bit during the whole day.”


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