MotoGP »

Le Mans MotoGP: Lorenzo 'Better than it looks'

“We are not in a position that reflects our performance” – Jorge Lorenzo.
While Movistar Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi was deeply disappointed with his tenth place on the opening day of the French MotoGP, Jorge Lorenzo confirmed he is in better shape than his seventh position suggests.

Unlike Rossi, Lorenzo set his best lap time on lap 7 of a 9 lap run and was only 0.6s from the best of the day by world champion Marc Marquez, whose time came while using the same soft rear tyre during a brief three-lap run.

Lorenzo later revealed he had also used the same tyre for the whole session:

"I'm satisfied with the pace which is constant and with my riding.

"We are not in a position that reflects our performance; we were fastest for half of the session, then we stayed on the same tyre for all of practice, while the riders that finished in front of us put on a new tyre at the end or ran the [extra-soft] Open tyre.

"I think with a new tyre we could have improved half a second at the end and been first or second."


Tagged as: Yamaha , Lorenzo

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Lorenzo, French MotoGP 2014
Marc Marquez opens new fan club headquarters
MotoGP Xmas Quiz
MotoGP
MotoGP
American Flat Track star Jared Mees during 2014 Superprestigio Dirt Track
Marc Marquez celebrates Superprestigio Dirt Track victory
Marquez, Mees and Noyes on 2014 Superprestigio podium
Jorge Lorenzo to race in Gulf 12 Hours (pic: gulf12hours.com)
Pol Espargaro attends Asean Cup race at Indonesia`s Sentul circuit (pic: Tech 3)
Charity helmet signed by MotoGP stars sets record
Repsol chairman Antonio Brufau with Marc and Alex Marquez (pic: Repsol)
Shoulder surgery for Jack Miller (pic: LCR)
Valentino Rossi at 2014 Monza Rally (Pic: Cristiano Bami)
Jack Miller - CWM LCR Honda
Jack Miller - CWM LCR Honda
Jack Miller - CWM LCR Honda
Jack Miller - CWM LCR Honda

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


Yearby23

May 16, 2014 5:02 PM

RaceFan26: Man he was amazingly consistent today reeling laps after lap. Would be nice if he can fight for victory.
Was he back to his old Lorenzo self? And not the Stoner-esque 1 Lap at a time he's being doing recently? Actually dying to see a competitive on form Lorenzo this season.



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.