Lorenzo struggling at Motorland again, hoping to reach podium
Reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo left his fastest times to late in the session, battling a lack of rear grip to deliver fourth place for tomorrow’s race, 0.819 seconds from Championship rival Casey Stoner on pole. The Mallorcan rider was less then happy with the final result and will continue to work overnight with his crew to make another step for morning warm up.
Jorge Lorenzo – Position 4th – Time 1.49.270 – Laps 21
“We struggled here last year and we are here struggling again this year, maybe even more. We have many problems with rear grip; we are not getting enough traction to be really fast. Tomorrow I think the maximum we can get is third place on the podium unless something very strange happens so that is the goal we have. The long straight is not the best for us but in the corners we are also a bit slower than the others so we must find something.”
Wilco Zeelenberg – Yamaha Factory Racing Team Manager
“We’re still struggling for grip so fourth place is not so bad, it’s far from good though! With the soft tyre we can do a decent lap time, with the hard race tyre we struggle even more though so for sure we need to try and find something for tomorrow morning. We will go over the data from today and see what we can come up with to try in warm up.”
Source: Yamaha Racing