Lorenzo Remains Unconvinced About New Engine

Jorge Lorenzo - Photo Credit: MotoGP.com
Jorge Lorenzo - Photo Credit: MotoGP.com


Jorge Lorenzo is still uncertain over whether the new Yamaha engine is a step forward despite topping the timesheets in testing at Aragon. The championship leader outpaced teammate Ben Spies in a test which didn't include Repsol Honda and didn't feel any improvement on the new power unit since running it in Barcelona on Monday.

“This test has been very important because it's not easy to find the best set up for the 1000cc bike here as there is so much change from the 800. We tried the engine again like we did in Barcelona, there wasn't so much difference so the engineers now have to make a decision for moving forward. They will consider the data from today to help them.”

Lorenzo's time of 1:49.187 was a quarter of a second quicker than Spies and the American was pleased with his performance after a tough race at Catalunya.

“Today was a good test, to come back after not such a fantastic race on Sunday and be consistently fast here and in the Catalunya test is important. We've worked really well with the bike and the electronics and just tried to change a few things and fine tune. The track was a lot better than we thought, we were expecting it to be quite dirty but it wasn't. I feel like I'm getting back up to the potential of the bike and myself which is good.”