MotoGP » Lorenzo speed 'surprises' Yamaha team manager


Following two months away from his Yamaha YZR-M1, Jorge Lorenzo left even his own team manager impressed with his pace out-of-the-box as 2011 MotoGP testing kicked off at Sepang...

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philippa rees - Unregistered

February 01, 2011 10:52 PM

My worst fears! Yamaha need a powerful sponser now to see them through the next few years, which will be lean and mean. I'm sure Lorenzo and Spies will give 100% but the sponsership just has to be there if they are to have a chance. The bike and the leathers were perfect last year - dissapointed with the 'new look' if I'm honest. Good times though for the first time out after 2 months away. Just wish him all the luck in the world!!!!

asefi

February 01, 2011 11:37 PM

I wonder if JLo's move to Astars has anything to do with team unity and Ben having the same leathers?

We initially thought it was about JLo not wanting to be #2 with Dainese since Rossi is the man there.

Nicky switched to Dainese, too, when Rossi joined the team.


I think Lorenzo looks better now. Good matching with Ben.

.: Taya :. - Unregistered

February 02, 2011 1:40 AM

I think the move to Astars is a combination of the team thing (more $$$ for JL), plus the No.1 plate factor ( more $$$ for JL), plus the rub it in Rossi's face factor (more $$$ for JL)...etc.

Plus as a side note...Lorenzo was never Dainese No. 2 cuz that paygrade definitely goes to Dainese lifer Max Biaggi. Also IMHO Hayden doesn't rock the new Ducati Dainese leathers very well (too corporate for a dude from Kentucky. lol.)...but oh well.

Interesting to note that Astars got both the F1 champion and the MotoGP champion now even though both titles were won with Puma and Dainese respectively. Cha-ching!

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