Jorge Lorenzo happy with “great job” achieved on day one at Montmelo

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After a short break, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP riders Jorge Lorenzo and teammate Valentino Rossi were back on tarmac today for the first free practice sessions ahead of this weekend‘s GP Monster Energy de Catalunya.

Enjoying the support of his home fans, Lorenzo consistently upped his pace in FP1. Despite difficult track conditions due to the heat, he was quick to set a second fastest time with a 1‘42.458 lap. The local hero spent the remaining time of the session concentrating on perfecting his setting and ended the morning in fourth place.

The track conditions improved slightly in the afternoon. More comfortable aboard his YZR-M1, Lorenzo posted a fastest time of a 1‘42,034. This hot lap pushed him up to provisional second place in the time sheets, before the pace quickened in the final stages, moving him down to seventh.

The results put Lorenzo in seventh in today‘s combined times, 0.876s from the front.

I think we did a great job from the morning to the afternoon. In the morning the grip of the track was a lot worse compared to Mugello. The bike moved around a lot, especially in acceleration. We did a great job in making the bike more stable, so the performance improved a lot and we have a consistent pace. This will be very important for Sunday‘s race. Here, compared to the first lap, the pace can drop a lot in the middle of the race, so if we have a good set up we can have an advantage at the end of the race.

Source: Yamaha Racing

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