Jorge Lorenzo 5th on day one at Assen
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP‘s Jorge Lorenzo started the eighth round of the MotoGP World Championship today at an overcast TT Circuit Assen. T
Jorge was quick on the pace in the morning practice session, climbing up to second after the first ten minutes. Having established a good rhythm around the TT Circuit Assen, he shifted his attention towards fine-tuning the basis set up of his YZR-M1 with both frames. He finished FP1 in sixth position with a best lap of 1‘34.722s.
The Mallorcan carried forward his solid form in the afternoon. He was keen to head back out on track and gradually built up his pace. He continued to work hard on his setting and dropped under the 1’34 mark at the end of the session. His fastest time of 1’33.991s puts him in fifth place in today’s combined times, 0.400s from the front.
Today we again tried the new chassis on a different track. In Montmeló I felt quite a big difference, here I didn‘t feel it so much so I need one more day to understand if it‘s also better here. It‘s been a difficult day, but at least we practiced in dry conditions. We are still missing something, especially in T4 and I also don‘t completely like how the bike is working, so we are going to try to change the setting for tomorrow. We are not far behind, but I would like to have some more speed.
Source: Yamaha Racing