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Lorenzo stays top at Mugello test

“…and also tried some different engine specification to help us choose the direction to work in for the future” – Jorge Lorenzo.
MotoGP title leader Jorge Lorenzo's Mugello test included a different Yamaha engine specification 'to help us choose the direction to work in for the future'.

That's 'racer speak' for saying the new engine spec didn't provide a positive enough result to be introduced straight away.

But having dominated the Italian Grand Prix weekend, and set the fastest time at the test, Lorenzo and his M1 are continuing to set the standard.

“Today we did 40 laps,” said Lorenzo. “We worked on improving the settings of the bike compared to the race and also tried some different engine specification to help us choose the direction to work in for the future.”

Lorenzo finished the test with a best lap time 0.114s ahead of Honda's Dani Pedrosa. Pedrosa, also second in the race, is 19 points behind Lorenzo in the championship.

Lorenzo's team-mate Ben Spies did not test as he continues to recover from the illness which hampered his race.

Round ten of the MotoGP championship takes place at Laguna Seca, USA from July 27-29.



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Lorenzo, Mugello MotoGP test, 16th July 2012
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Pedrosa, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Pedrosa, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Pedrosa, Valencia MotoGP test, November 2016
Lorenzo, Valencia MotoGP tests, November 2016
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Lorenzo, Valencia MotoGP tests, November 2016
Lorenzo, Valencia MotoGP tests, November 2016

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King Kenny - Unregistered

July 17, 2012 1:03 PM

Honda engine + Yamaha frame? Not necessarily a better combination than Yamaha engine + Yamaha frame. The engine configuration of the M1 plays a great role in the behavior and handling of the bike. In 2010, before the teams had started to work on the 1000cc prototypes, there was an interview with a Japanese engineer from Yamaha. When asked if for the new bike Yamaha would consider a V4 like Honda, his answer was that that wasn't even an option, that he didn't like V4 engines and thought their configuration was better. Last season, and also the second half of 2010, the Yamaha didn't struggle with lack of power as much as with lack of rear traction. The words of Ramon Forcada were "we have more power than we can actually put on the ground".



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