Lorenzo: ‘All in all it wasn’t a good day’

Jorge Lorenzo has admitted that he wasn’t impressed with his performance in the first two free practice sessions in Aragon on Friday. 

The reigning MotoGP champion clocked the fifth-fastest time in the first free practice session, but fared worse in the second free practice session as he finished with the seventh-fastest time.

Lorenzo, who has won the Aragon Grand Prix for the last two years, admitted that he will have to be faster on Saturday in order to have a chance of extending his winning streak in the race on Sunday.

“All in all it wasn‘t a good day,” he said. “Tomorrow we want to try a new setting and improve the electronics and let‘s see if we can be much faster.”

The Spaniard admitted that he could have done better in the morning session, but a bad rear tyre stopped him from setting a faster time.

“In the morning it wasn‘t bad, I probably had the second fastest pace, but I had a bad rear tyre,” he said.

The afternoon practice session proved much more troublesome for Lorenzo as he endured more tyre issues, which resulted in a disappointing performance.

“In the afternoon we struggled and we tried various different tyres,” he said. “The front medium tyres gave a lot of vibrations in the corners and the other option, the softer one from the morning that had a lot of laps, was the one that gave me good confidence in the last free practice.”