Jorge Lorenzo struggling with grip on Silverstone day one

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Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo was back on track in Great Britain today as the first free practice sessions got underway for this Sunday’s British Grand Prix.

The sessions proved to be challenging for both Jorge and his teammate Valentino Rossi due to the tyres provided, with chatter preventing them from finding an optimum set up on the Silverstone circuit.

Lorenzo ended the first session in 7th and the second in 11th to finish the day 11th overall in the combined times with a best lap of 2’03.500 seconds.

The team will continue to work through the evening to prepare solutions for the next practice session at 09.55hrs local time tomorrow.

Jorge Lorenzo – 11th | 2’03.500 | 14 Laps
“We only have one problem, it seems Bridgestone has brought the same tyres that we had in the first races so we have the same problems as then. We have no grip to stop the bike, no grip in the middle of the corner and no traction so we have a lot of spinning and the negative point is it creates problem on the front. No grip on the rear doesn’t give us the balance in the middle of the corner which means we have to lean less and have lower speed. All the Yamaha riders are the same, we have similar problems. It seems that with this tyre we have now it’s very difficult for us. Of course we are going to try everything to solve this problem, we have to try to manage the situation, the tyres will be the same all weekend so we have to adapt to it. It seems it’s going to be a hard weekend for the Yamaha riders.”

Source: Yamaha MotoGP

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