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Lorenzo finds improvements.

Jorge Lorenzo picked himself from the disappointment of losing his home Grand Prix of Catalunya to Fiat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi at the very final turn, and completed another 80 laps of the Montmeló circuit during testing on Monday.

The 22-year-old, now equal on points at the top of the world championship with Rossi and Casey Stoner, finished the test third fastest, 0.216sec behind Repsol Honda's Andrea Dovizioso and just 0.012sec slower than Rossi.

“Today was good because we tested some important things and I was also able to improve my riding style, but I am very tired now because it was very hot and I did 80 laps on top of a very hard weekend!” admitted Lorenzo. “We tried some new electronic systems and suspension settings and we've found some improvement, so I am glad that we have made this test today and hopefully it will help us in the next races.”

Team manager Daniele Romagnoli claimed yesterday's defeat had motivated the team for the test and the progress made might just make it a little harder for Rossi to repeat his last turn outbraking move in the future.

“After the close and exciting race of yesterday, Jorge and the team have a huge motivation to try to improve our package,” said Romagnoli. “This year with less practice time and basically without any tests after races it's more risky to try very different settings from the base during the race weekend, but today we have tested various chassis settings with the aim to improving a little in the hard braking areas, and we have also worked also on the electronics setting to try to find an improvement in acceleration.

“Now the team deserve a little break and we are confident of another good result at the next race in Assen,” he added.

Lorenzo didn't appear to try the 'long life' version of the M1 engine, evaluated by Rossi at the test.

The Dutch TT at Assen takes place on June 27.


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John VFR - Unregistered

June 16, 2009 9:10 AM

New pads and two more teeth on the back sprocket? Oh the technology of it all....astounds me! (only joking)Doesn't it make you smile though,when teams "find" something in post race testing,they couldn't find the day before for the race? (I'm flying slowly so I can be shot down in flames more easily)

poorshanutt - Unregistered

June 17, 2009 3:23 PM

I wont even comment on this lame bit of press, oops too late. What an eye opener, they tried to work on hard braking and acceleration during testing as this is too risky to attempt on an actual MOTO GP race weekend. Thats funny stuff. I have too say however that Lorenzo contiues to position himself as the heir to Rossi in talent and personality. He handles victories and defeats like a real champion,---uh oh. :-o



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