Repsol Honda MotoGP star Jorge Lorenzo said that he is finally starting to feel comfortable on the RC213, this is despite crashing out of this afternoons qualifying session.
The Spaniard had enjoyed a positive first day, and this was further backed after being one of fourteen riders to go under the lap record pace in FP3 to go directly into Q2.
However, before getting a lap done on his second run, the Spaniard lost the front end of his Honda, forcing him to crash out, leaving him starting down on the fourth row, in eleventh position.
“The grip of the track helped me to feel better,” said Lorenzo, who turned 32 today.
“But every time I’m discovering little things that give me the possibility to ride better the bike.
“So when you ride better the bike, and you’re more smooth and more confident, finally the results will come. We just need to keep going and keep working. We’re closer, we’re closer than ever, I think.”
Despite not getting a second run on soft tyres, the Spaniard doesn’t think that he ever had the pace of those on the front row, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t disappointed he couldn’t try and get himself on the second row.
“I wasn’t prepared for fight for pole position or first row, we’re still missing something, but apart from the I am not happy but satisfied about some progressions that I’m feeling.
“I’m starting to ride a little bit more fluid with the bike, I’m starting to understand certain things that will help me in the future.”