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Lorenzo: “I‘m preparing mentally and physically”

Lorenzo: “I‘m preparing mentally and physically”

Domination at the Sepang Test hasn’t caused the 2015 MotoGP™ World Champion to lose focus.

Fears that Yamaha may be behind their competition in 2016 due to focusing their attention on the 2015 title fight as opposed to future development have now been put to bed. Having shown a blistering pace in Malaysia and topping the combined times by over half a second, Jorge Lorenzo heads to the Phillip Island test confident having spent the time between tests in America working hard on his fitness. Now fully fit, Lorenzo heads down under with the aim of assessing more setup options and settings on the new Magneti Marelli system. As is true for many riders, Phillip Island is one of Lorenzo’s favourite circuits and the three times MotoGP™ champion is pleased to head there for testing. With increased fitness and less demanding weather conditions, Lorenzo will no doubt look towards long runs to assess the Michelin tyres over race distance.

Jorge Lorenzo: “I look forward to testing in Phillip Island, especially in this period with warmer temperatures. I look forward to checking if the bike is as strong here, after the good start in Malaysia. It‘s also an important test for the tyres at a track where usually the compounds struggle more. From my side I‘m keen on keeping the pace and working even harder to understand the bike, the electronics and the tyres. Let‘s see if we can continue the correct way of development. I‘m also feeling good in my skin and I‘m preparing mentally and physically for the coming season, which for sure will be as tough as last year. Despite the good results we had in Sepang, it‘s crucial to stay calm and keep our feet on the ground because in this sport every day is so tricky and things change quickly.”

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