Jorge Lorenzo completed a dream weekend at Jerez by topping Monday's official post-race MotoGP test, on his 28th birthday.

The Spaniard claimed his first podium of the season with victory from pole in Sunday's race, when he also smashed his own official lap record.

Returning to the circuit on Monday, Lorenzo took over at the top of the test timesheets shortly after 2pm, where he remained until the 6pm closing time. The Movistar Yamaha rider's best time of 1m 38.508s was set on his 49th of 52 laps and was two tenths under his new race record.

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"I'm quite happy after scoring the first victory of the season for me and also because I turned 28 today," began Lorenzo. "I could feel the heart-warming response from so many people. I'm back in the groove and I returned to the podium, so now I hope to keep this momentum going in the coming races like Le Mans, Mugello and Montmel?.

"Today we tested as usual here in Jerez, but we were only focused on different set ups with the bike. We had nothing special to test, but we fixed the basis of the bike for the future. I think we found out how we can take profit of some adjustments, so we are quite confident for the next grand prix!"

Lorenzo is now third in the world championship, 20-points behind team-mate Valentino Rossi after 4 of 18 rounds. Rossi was sixth quickest on Monday.

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Guna4699:
matt liddy: Great to see Jorge back in the form everyone knows he is capable of running. The only rider to beat MM in the last three seasons where MM hasn't fallen off or suffered a bike problem. #99 for the championship. [\blockquote]
forget Marc's rookie season, in last one and a half season its not just Lorenzo who out paced Marc,, did you conveniently forget another Yamaha name?? Yes Marc crashed twice in misano and Argentina but not while cruising in front opening gap with solid pace, once trying to stick with leader and other while trying to keep the faster rider behind...
Also Marc clearly got out paced by race winner in Qatar Even without his mistake... [\blockquote]
Didn't forget at all, I mearly made an accurate point. where MM was when he fell off is irrelevant, as we have seen anything can happen in racing. I beg to differ about Qatar, but we will never know.

Great to see Jorge back in the form everyone knows he is capable of running. The only rider to beat MM in the last three seasons where MM hasn't fallen off or suffered a bike problem. #99 for the championship.

Happy Birthday to ya Jorge! Best way to celebrate your day, top step of the podium!! Congrats and hope your success continues in LeMans!