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Lorenzo to try next year's Yamaha

'Tomorrow Jorge will test the first 2013 prototype'
MotoGP title leader Jorge Lorenzo will test an early version of next year's Yamaha M1 during Monday's official post-race test at Brno.

“Tomorrow Jorge will test the first 2013 prototype 1000cc M1 and Ben [Spies] will be testing 2012 M1 set up solutions,” said team director Massimo Meregalli.

Lorenzo's championship lead has been cut to 13-points, with six rounds to go, after he lost out to Honda's Dani Pedrosa in a thrilling last-turn showdown in Sunday's Czech Republic Grand Prix.

Pedrosa has been racing an early version of the 2013 Honda since July's Laguna Seca round, however the MotoGP engine change restrictions complicate such a move.

Spies is not testing the 2013 bike since he is leaving the Factory Yamaha team at the end of this season. The Texan will be replaced by Valentino Rossi.

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August 26, 2012 7:16 PM

Jorge better hope the 2013 bike is an improvement because he will need it to win the championship this season. While Yamaha were patting themselves on the back about how good there 2012 bike is Honda were hard at work improving the RCV and now its starting to show. Its Game On!!

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