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Jorge Lorenzo finished sixth in the opening German practice session today, slightly struggling to find front end grip at the twisty Sachsenring track. Lorenzo...

Jorge Lorenzo finished sixth in the opening German practice session today, slightly struggling to find front end grip at the twisty Sachsenring track.

Lorenzo has won three races in a row at high-speed tracks but the conflicting nature of the Sachsenring landed him in difficulties today as he lacked confidence in the front end of his M1 and lost time in the slower corners. The Mallorcan is hopeful that close study of the data and a slight alteration to his riding style will help him improve and he is looking to jump up the order tomorrow.

Jorge Lorenzo – Position: 6th Time: 1’23.224 Laps: 30
“Today wasn’t a good session for me and I didn’t feel so good on the bike. This isn’t one of my favourite tracks and it’s very different to the ones where I’ve won lately, so I think I need to make some changes to the way I’m riding the bike. I was fast at the start but then we didn’t improve from the middle to the end and everyone else did. We have some work to do and our goal is to be competitive by Sunday.”

Wilco Zeelenberg – Team Manager
“It wasn’t a great start for us, Jorge is struggling for feel and he can’t turn so well, compared to 2009 here he’s not in such good shape. We need to compare the data and find out the differences, which are only small, but small differences always matter at this track because it’s quite short. Hopefully if we can improve confidence in the front end Jorge will be much quicker, especially on the slow corners of which there are many here.”

Source: Yamaha Racing