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Yamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies had their second opportunity to ride the 2012 1000cc YZR-M1 today at the Misano circuit...

Yamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies had their second opportunity to ride the 2012 1000cc YZR-M1 today at the Misano circuit in San Marino. The test followed Lorenzo’s flawless Grand Prix win yesterday, his second Italian victory of the season. The bikes tested were the same as first used in Brno in August, with minor changes to set up and electronics for the tighter, twistier Misano circuit.

Jorge Lorenzo – Position 1st – Time 1.33.7 – Laps 60
“It’s been a little bit more difficult here than Brno, which is a very fast track. Misano is a little bit slower so the difference between the 800 and the 1000 is much smaller. It’s difficult to understand the riding style you must use straight away. We’ve made a lot of progress in a couple of hours and the bike has a lot of potential. I’m very excited about the future. We’ve been working on the electronics to help in the braking area but mainly I’ve been getting used to the riding style of the bike and also adapting the bike to my riding.”

Test Times
1. Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) Yamaha Factory Racing 1’33.7
2. Ben Spies (USA) Yamaha Factory Racing 1’34.3

Misano Record Lap
J.Lorenzo (Yamaha) 2011, 1’33.906

Misano Best Lap
C.Stoner (Ducati) 2008, 1’33.378

Source: Yamaha Racing