Jorge Lorenzo Leaves Final Pre-Season Testing In Positive Mood
A final day of complicated weather conditions restricting track action has signalled the end of pre-season testing for the MotoGP Championship at the Jerez De La Frontera Circuit in Spain.
Despite reduced track time because of the conditions,
Jorge Lorenzo leaves Jerez satisfied with the YZR-M1 package and feeling competitive as the first race of the 2013 season approaches.
Reigning World Champion Lorenzo had kicked off the Jerez test as the fastest man before spending the next two days working on honing his skill at delivering unbeatable pace over distance. He leaves as the third fastest rider, less than two tenths of a second from his teammate in second and making it a Yamaha one, two, three in the combined times.
Jorge Lorenzo – 4th, 34 laps, Time -1’40.105
“We didn’t think we would practice so much today because the weather was so bad but finally we had two hours to practice and improve some things on the bike. I made a long run that I think was positive to understand the behaviour of the bike with old tyres. We are not the fastest but I think we are very consistent. It’s been a positive test for us to gain some motivation after Austin; that was a difficult three days. It shows that every track is a different world so lets see what happens in Qatar. There can be a lot of sand on the track there so we’ll see how it is. Like every year you feel a little nervous at the beginning, its so important to start in a good way and get some points!”