Jorge Lorenzo At The Front Again

2 Mins read

FIAT Yamaha‘s championship leader Jorge Lorenzo will start on the front row of the grid for tomorrows San Marino Grand Prix, keeping his record of 12 front row starts in 12 races this season. Valentino Rossi will start behind him on the second row of the grid in 4th, narrowly missing out on a front row start at his home grand prix.

After making some adjustments to his M1 after struggling on practice yesterday, Lorenzo was able to challenge for pole, and had a session long scrap with Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner. It was looking good for the Spaniard to claim pole, but Pedrosa had other ideas, putting in a brilliant final lap.

“We have improved in every practice here and after the troubles of yesterday I’m happy about this session.” said Lorenzo “I have a good pace now and I’m feeling confident about a good race. Unfortunately we couldn’t profit as much as we might have with the softer tyre at the end of the session and our bike isn’t the fastest here, but we have good corner speed so I hope we will be able to stay with the leaders. I am feeling excited and motivated for tomorrow’s race.”

Valentino Rossi will be hoping to emulate his previous 2 results at the circuit, with a win in tomorrows race, and was in with a shout of pole position but was held up in traffic. “The front row would have been good for the race of tomorrow but I just missed out today. I think I had the potential today but unfortunately with the last tyre I found some traffic at the end.”

“The rear tyre is going to be very important for tomorrow’s race and we still have a decision to make; at moment we are thinking more of the hard one but we need to wait and see the weather. I am feeling better here than in Indy because it’s much cooler; I am still suffering a bit with my shoulder in the hard right braking zones but it’s not too bad. Anyway it’s fantastic to be here in Italy with all of these fans and I’m excited about tomorrow. The helmet is a joke about my timekeeping – we have put a big clock on the top of it with a different helmet showing the right time for each session so I make sure that I arrive on time!”

246 posts

About author
Scott is TCF's 2 wheeled nut in a 4 wheeled world. You can follow the calamity on Twitter at @thescottwilkes
Related posts

Danilo Petrucci becomes first MotoGP rider to win Dakar Rally stage

2 Mins read
Danilo Petrucci won the fifth stage of the Dakar Rally following a penalty to two-time winner Toby Price, making him the first MotoGP alumnus to win a stage in the famed rally raid.
Formula 1MotoGP

Ferrari Considered Giving Valentino Rossi a Full-time Drive with Sauber for 2007

2 Mins read
Ex-Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has opened up about the negotiations that went down between Ferrari and Valentino Rossi in the mid-2000s.

NBC to shut down NBCSN by end of 2021, motorsports like NASCAR and IndyCar among affected

5 Mins read
NBC plans to end NBCSN before the end of 2021. Motorsports like NASCAR, IndyCar, IMSA, and MotoGP, which have races on the network, will have to look for alternatives in the NBC family like USA Network.