Jorge Lorenzo sets the pace on opening day at Brno

 In MotoGP, News


After a successful weekend in Indianapolis, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo and teammate Valentino Rossi enjoyed their first day at the fast and flowing Automotodrom Brno and were both quick to find pace.

Lorenzo immediately positioned himself as a protagonist at the beginning of the first practice and kept dropping competitive laps throughout the session. With twenty minutes remaining he put his YZR-M1 to the test and shot to the top with a lap time of 1‘56.499, which remained unchallenged for the rest of the day.

The Spaniard continued his form in the afternoon practice, which saw him quickly climb up the rankings to second with a 1‘56.589. He spent the remainder of the time testing various settings to improve tyre life under hot track conditions and held his second place until the end of the session.

Today‘s results put Lorenzo first in the combined free practice time sheets, 0,539s in front of Rossi in sixth.

We started this morning in a very good way. The afternoon has seen some of the toughest circumstances that we‘ve had all season. It was very hot and on the straight you could feel the heat coming from the engine, so it was a very physically demanding training. Without wind, the track was much worse than it was in the morning, but we were able to keep a quite consistent pace compared to our rivals. In the end, I tried all the tyres and some settings of the bike that give us a good direction to work towards for tomorrow.

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