Jorge Lorenzo 7th in practice for Texas GP
Jorge Lorenzo finished the first day of practice for the GP of the Americas inside the top 10 at the Circuit of The Americas near Austin, Texas.
In the afternoon session all the MotoGP riders improved their times from the morning’s run: Lorenzo was seventh quickest with a lap of 2’05.487.
Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team #99) – 7th (2’05.486)
“After this first day of practice my sensations are certainly much better than Qatar and above all Argentina. In general the track is slower for everyone, but in the afternoon the surface was much cleaner, there was more grip, and we were all able to go quicker. My lap time is not bad, but I lost almost half-a-second when Nakagami crashed in front of me, otherwise I think that I could have got inside the top 5. We still have to improve and this will also depend on the weather that we will find tomorrow, but in any case if it rains we are already in Q2.”