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#JL99: Lorenzo another seven tenths faster on Day 3

1:59 laps as the five-time World Champion settles into life in red

Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) started off the test at Sepang International Circuit in P17 by the end of Day 1 – but shot well into the top ten on Day 2 as he got into the groove of life on the Desmosedici, only a fraction off new teammate Andrea Dovizioso. After the bike topped Day 1 with test rider Casey Stoner - and ‘DesmoDovi’ came home second - the red machine had two further good days on the timesheets, with both Lorenzo and the Borgo Panigale factory happy with the progress.

Day 3 saw the ‘Spartan’ put in 66 laps and end the session with a best of 1:59.767 in P9 – another seven tenths quicker than his previous best as the 2010, 2012 and 2015 MotoGP™ World Champion learns how to dance in red.

Lorenzo: "We're progressing"

JL99, P9: “I’m happy because we’ve continued our progression and I’m getting to know and understand the bike more and more every time I ride it. We went seven tenths faster and each time we’re getting closer to my potential, but there’s still a long way to go to reach that. The team is very motivated and working really well. We got a lot of information to continue making the Desmosedici even better. We’ll keep working – and keep moving forward.”