Jorge Lorenzo takes second in Catalunya qualifying

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Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo delivered a front row start in front of his home crowd this afternoon, taking second in qualifying for tomorrow’s GP Monster Energy de Catalunya.

In a reversal of normal practice Lorenzo was the last to leave the pits for the 15 minute qualifying heat, allowing the MotoGP pack to move on before hitting an empty race track.

He moved straight into third with his first flying lap, a 1’41.463. He was unable to beat the time on his first tyre, returning to the pits with just under seven minutes remaining for fresh rubber. With just five minutes left on the clock he was back on track, ready to attack again as a late lap by rival Stefan Bradl dropped him to fourth.

The local hero delivered a perfect lap with just over a minute remaining, delivering a flying 1’41.100 second lap to snatch second on the grid, just 0.115 seconds behind Dani Pedrosa on pole.

Jorge Lorenzo – 2nd | 1’41.100 | 7 Laps
“I made a very good lap, I risked a lot, especially in the braking to make it. Finally we made a good setting for this track, it’s hard because with the track and temperatures it’s hard to make the bike stable. Tomorrow we will try to make it even more stable. We hope to remain consistent and strong like in Mugello to fight for the win again. We all hope it doesn’t rain because a wet race would be difficult to judge. It would be great to win, everyone wants to!”

Source: Yamaha Racing

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