Jorge Lorenzo takes 4th under scorching Jerez sun

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A record crowd of 117,000 people were present for the Gran Premio de España at the Jerez circuit in Southern Spain, in extremely hot conditions with track temperatures reaching 50 degrees.

Jorge Lorenzo’s 200th Grand Prix race had a less than perfect start as he dropped from second to fifth off the line. The local hero was quick to recover, taking two positions to slot into third behind Rossi and join the drama filled opening laps. With 16 laps to go Lorenzo was still able to maintain a half second gap to his teammate in front however the distance began to slowly increase as his grip levels began to drop dramatically. With six laps remaining he could no longer hold off following rider Pedrosa, dropping to a lonely fourth place that was his to the line, nearly 20 seconds ahead of Andrea Dovizioso in fifth.

Lorenzo’s fourth place finish moves him up two places in the standings to fifth with a total of 35 points, ten behind Dovizioso in fourth.

The team now enjoy a well-earned two-week break before heading to France for the Le Mans race on the 18th May.

Jorge Lorenzo – 4th | +8.541 | 27 Laps
“I did a bad start today, this weekend we didn’t have a good practice start in any session. The race was worse than I expected and my physical condition was worse than I expected also so we need to work more on that and wait for our moment.”

Source: Yamaha Racing

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