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Lorenzo: “It‘s been a little bit difficult”

Lorenzo: “It‘s been a little bit difficult”

Even with only hard tyres available, Jorge Lorenzo is able to set his best time of the test and ends Tuesday second.

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo set the pace on Monday in Sepang, a second clear of the rest of the field. While strong during the second day, it was clear that other riders had improved and although he set a 2’00.155, the 2015 MotoGP™ World Champion was forced to settle for second. There was also a fall at Turn five for Lorenzo, the factory rider losing the front of his M1. Neither Lorenzo nor his bike suffered any serious injury or damage and were able to go back out on track, his 2’00.155 coming towards the end of the session. Tuesday saw Lorenzo focus on the 2016 YZR-M1 and getting the Michelin tyres and Magneti Marelli electronics to work well together. It was an overall encouraging day for the Majorcan.

Jorge Lorenzo: “Today, after Baz‘s crash we couldn‘t use the soft rear anymore, so I had to adapt my riding. It‘s been a little bit difficult, but we still kept having a good feeling apart from the crash that I had with the hot track temperature and the hard front, which looks to be a little bit worse for me. In the afternoon, when we put in the softer tyre, I regained the feeling again that I had yesterday and was able to keep being the fastest rider on the track. Even with the hard tyre we could improve my time of yesterday by half a second, this is a good point. We keep having big margin over the rest and this is very encouraging.

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