MotoGP Sepang test: ‘Big step forward’ for Lorenzo

Lorenzo gets in some dry laps. A rare commodity at Sepang currently
Lorenzo gets in some dry laps. A rare commodity at Sepang currently Picture: Yamaha Racing

Former MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo has made a big step forward on the second day of MotoGP testing at Sepang, saying the throttle response with a new motor has vastly improved and laptimes in the wet have borne that out.


The Spaniard was second fastest, albeit by eight one-thousandths of a second, to team-mate Ben Spies but both knocked more than a second off their laptimes from yesterday on a track that has been washed clear of rubber by torrential downpours.


“Today we improved a little the connection with the throttle and the engine, it’s much smoother and easier to ride, a big step forward from yesterday. We were able to try the 1000cc M1 on the wet for the first time and we went very fast so it’s been a positive day and we are very motivated to improve the bike more. We managed to complete everything we wanted to test so it’s been good," he said.

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