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Lorenzo: “Things can change with two more practices"

Lorenzo: “Things can change with two more practices'

Second fastest on Friday, Jorge Lorenzo participated in just one session as weather ruined Free Practice 1 but it didn't slow him.

The morning started under grey and overcast skies, overnight rain leaving the Mugello circuit damp, not wet enough for full wet tyres. Jorge Lorenzo chose to save himself and the bike and spent all of Free Practice 1 within in the pits, feeling there was little to be learned with the track in the state it was in. Free Practice 2 saw the sun shine down and Lorenzo wasted little time heading out, completing a total of 15 laps. His fastest lap, a 1’48.157, came on his 13th lap and saw him finish 0.461s behind Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team). The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider was the only rider able to get within half a second of the impressive Italian. It may seem like a formidable gap, but there’s still three practice sessions and Qualifying before the race on Sunday, when positions really count. In his past five visits to the Italian circuit Lorenzo has only finished off the top step once.

Jorge Lorenzo: “I set a 1‘48.4s on the first run so that is a good lap time at this track on this bike with these tyres. In the last run, with the same tyres, I improved the lap time even more, so the feeling, starting with this setting, is good. The feeling on the bike with the electronics and the base setting was good from the beginning. I could do a 1’48.4 from the fifth or sixth lap, which was a good start. Iannone was clearly faster, but he put a new tyre on the rear. The pace of me and Andrea is similar and Marc is quite close and we are more or less the three who seemed to have a better pace today, but things can change tomorrow with two more practice."

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