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Lorenzo: “It was almost positive to be in Q1”

Number 99 takes another front row for Ducati, lining up P2 at Aragon

Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) was the biggest name left heading into Q1 after the final FP3 shootout on Saturday morning, but the ‘Spartan’ easily moved through – and then took a front row in Q2. Saying the extra track time was almost a positive – with dry track time on the bike still the key for the Majorcan – Lorenzo believes a good start will be the key to a good race; something he traditionally excels at.

Lorenzo: "It was positive to be in Q1"

Jorge Lorenzo, P2: “We were very far away this morning, a bit because yesterday we couldn’t practice in the dry. I still need some practice with this bike in the dry, that’s why I struggled so much this morning. But little by little with some modifications we got better and better. It was almost positive to be in Q1 and have the extra minutes, I’m happy with another front row this season and this one is the most surprising one. I’m starting to like this bike a lot, but you have to ride it so differently to my old one. Our pace in FP4 was good and we have a good position, so with a good start we can have a good race. I’m trying to not remember Misano because it makes me angry but these things can happen. Normally I don’t make many mistakes but we learnt from that and we’re competitive in the dry - which is the most common circumstance.”

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