Saturday, July 12, 2014

Movistar Yamaha's Lorenzo & Rossi Qualify 5th & 6th for MotoGP Round 9 at the Sachsenring

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Sachsenring, Germany
Grand Prix of Germany
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Secure Second Row Start at Sachsenring
14:35 Local time GMT+2
SunnySunnyTemperatureAir 19°C
Track 28°C
TemperatureHumidity 70%
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 Sachsenring (Germany), 12th July 2014

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi will start tomorrow’s Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland from the second row of the grid having taken fifth and sixth respectively in today’s qualifying session.

Both riders had a good start to the sunny 15-minute qualifying heat, Lorenzo initially taking second and Rossi taking fifth place with their first flying laps. The M1-riders had multiple hot runs to determine their starting position, improving their times by more than 0.3 of a second from this morning’s free practice. Both then unfortunately suffered from a lack of grip with their second qualifying tyres, restricting their ability to make a further attack towards the end of qualifying.

Lorenzo had a late start to the qualification session in order to get a flying lap in without any traffic. With eleven minutes to go the Spaniard showed his consistency as he rode a sequence of laps into the 1.21’s and clocked a 1’21.526. With six minutes left of the session he came in for a fresh set of tyres to have another go at putting his name at the top of the leading board. Two minutes later he was back on track and able to improve on his time by 0.350 of a second, delivering a session best of 1’21.508 to finish in fifth place.

Teammate Rossi had the opposite approach to the qualifying session. The Italian was one of the first riders to get out on track, but soon returned to the pits after two laps. With eleven minutes remaining he was back on his way and immediately shot up to fifth in the standings with a hot lap of 1’26.651 seconds. With five minutes remaining Rossi had another return to the pit box, before quickly heading out for another hot run. The Doctor wasn’t able to improve on his time during his third stint, and will start tomorrow’s race next to his teammate in sixth place on the grid.
Jorge Lorenzo
99Jorge Lorenzo
5th / 1'21.508 / 10 laps
“Fifth is definitely not what we expected from today's qualifying session, especially because we have a good pace and because we’ve always been in the top three during the weekend. In the qualifying we couldn’t take profit from the new tyres and the second tyre didn't have the same traction, I don't know why, it was spinning a lot and felt like a different tyre. The maximum we could do would have been third or fourth at this track. It’s going to be a very long race, the first lap will be important because it's difficult to overtake here but we will try to get another podium. We are not so bad in pace so let's see if we can stay with the front guys.”

46Valentino Rossi
6th / 1'21.651 / 10 laps
“Fortunately I did quite a good lap with the first tyre. Usually you can go faster with the second tyre by two or three tenths, but there was something wrong with the second one. It didn’t have any grip and it was also very difficult to get the bike back to the box. There was something wrong, so unfortunately I couldn’t push. I’m on the second row and the second row is the limit for a good race. Today we worked well on the bike, we’re not so bad, but for tomorrow it will be hard. Our competitors are very fast so we have to improve."

Valentino Rossi
Massimo Meregalli
Massimo Meregalli
“So far we’ve done a good job with both riders starting from the second row. Unfortunately we weren’t able to improve on the lap time in qualifying with the second tyre as for some reason the grip provided by it was not at the same level as the first, making it almost impossible for the riders to improve. It’s going to be a long race and both riders have a good pace so we are confident they can make a strong challenge from the second row. Tomorrow’s warm up will be important as we will try something different with the set up based on the data to try and make another step.”


1.Marc Marquez (SPA)Repsol Honda Team1'20.937
2.Dani Pedrosa (SPA)Repsol Honda Team1'21.233
3.Stefan Bradl (GER)LCR Honda MotoGP1'21.340
4.Aleix Espargaro (SPA)NGM Mobile Forward Racing1'21.376
5.Jorge Lorenzo (SPA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP1'21.508
6.Valentino Rossi (ITA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP1'21.651
7.Andrea Iannone (ITA)Pramac Racing1'21.679
8.Pol Espargarò (SPA)Monster Yamaha Tech31'21.771
9.Bradley Smith (GBR)Monster Yamaha Tech31'21.794
10.Alvaro Bautista (SPA)Go&Fun Honda Gresini1'21.906
11.Andrea Dovizioso (ITA)Ducati Team1'22.120
12.Nicky Hayden (USA)Drive M7 Aspar1'22.647
13.Yonny Hernandez (COL)Energy T.I. Pramac Racing1'22.411
14.Scott Redding (GBR)Go&Fun Honda Gresini1'22.436
15.Cal Crutchlow (GBR)Ducati Team1'22.529
16.Hiroshi Aoyama (JPN)Drive M7 Aspar1'22.659
17.Karel Abraham (CZE)Cardion AB Motoracing1'22.778
18.Michael Laverty (GBR)Paul Bird Motorsport1'22.845
19.Colin Edwards (USA)NGM Mobile Forward Racing1'22.888
20.Hector Barbera (SPA)Avintia Racing1'23.029
21.Mike Di Meglio (FRA)Avintia Racing1'23.423
22.Brok Parkes (AUS)Paul Bird Motorsport1'23.428
23.Danilo Petrucci (ITA)Octo Iodaracing Team1'23.484
Technical Informations
LocationSachsenring, Germany
Length (m)3671
Width (m)12
Turns righ3
Turns left10
Pole positionleft
Grand Prix of Germany
Record Lap
Time 1'21.846
Best Lap
Time 1'20.937
2013 Results
1st M.Marquez (Honda): 41'14.653
2ndC.Crutchlow (Yamaha): +1.559
3rdV.Rossi (Yamaha): +9.620
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