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"Jorge's style was already good for the M1, coming from 250. Because the M1 is the bike most similar to the 250 two-stroke," explained the Italian, who had partnered Lorenzo during his first three MotoGP seasons.

"But it was very good because during last season he was able to improve his style to adapt more to the M1 and now he rides half-and-half, between a pure 250cc style and the Honda acceleration 'trick' [lifting the bike upright quickly to power out of the corners] like Stoner.

"Jorge is in-between. He makes less than Stoner and Pedrosa in acceleration, but has very good corner speed. He is a mix between the two styles.

"Also our bike you have to ride like this. Our bike you cannot ride like a Honda and the Honda you cannot ride like a Yamaha.

"[Lorenzo's form on the M1] is because he was very strong in 250 and now he has a big experience with this bike. He always rides the M1."

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March 06, 2013 10:01 AM
Last Edited 690 days ago

Well, Rossi's performance is still a a bit of an enigma after the Ducati years and Marquez is learning ( fast! ). I wouldn't say Lorenzo is "stronger in all areas", at least until the first races. Hopefully it will be a contested championship.

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