Young Fiat Yamaha star unperturbed by missing pole by 0.005s and says he feels good in race trim. Jorge Lorenzo missed out on a second consecutive pole position by just five thousandths of a second during qualifying for the Grand Prix de France at Le Mans, but he is confident for Sunday’s fourth race of the year.
Lorenzo was on provisional pole, fighting for the top spot with eventual pole-man Dani Pedrosa and third placed qualifier Casey Stoner, ultimately losing out right at the death to his compatriot by the slightest of margins.
2nd – Jorge Lorenzo Speaks…
“I was tiny bit unlucky on my last lap,” stated Lorenzo afterwards, “but the important thing is that we’re on the first row and now we can try to get the good start that we need. We came second but we were very close to the first position, only five thousandths of a second down and I feel good on the bike. I feel able to keep up a good race pace, so on Sunday I am sure that people will enjoy the battle.”
With a big chance of bad weather on Sunday, Lorenzo added, “The worst thing for this weekend is the possibility of rain for the race. The riders don’t like it because there is probably more possibility of crashing and we don’t want that. We can’t do anything about it though so we have to be prepared for all conditions.”