Motegi MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after FP2

Yamaha tops free practice time sheets at Twin Ring Motegi

Motegi MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after FP2
Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing
Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing
Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team
Maverick Viñales, Team Suzuki Ecstar MotoGP
Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team
Scott Redding, Octo Pramac Racing
Cal Crutchlow, Team LCR Honda
Pos#RiderBikeTime
1 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'45.151
“It‘s been quite a positive day. This afternoon the conditions dropped a lot in terms of the temperature and that‘s why some riders crashed, because it was quite tricky and you need to be very careful with the temperature of the tyre. We were able to improve a lot on the last set of tyres and improved the bike a little bit also in the corners. The bike is working quite well and I‘m in good shape, so I‘m very motivated to make it a good race.”
2 04 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'45.204
“I’m very happy with the way things went today, because we started off by immediately finding a good base for the rest of the weekend. For the first two exits in the afternoon, we ran with the soft tyre we had already used in FP1, and confirmed our pace. We still have to work on a few details because managing the front on this track, where you brake very aggressively, is not easy. For the moment there are five or six of us who have a similar pace, and I think there is still some room for improvement. We’ll have to see who will work the best tomorrow, but in any case I’m really satisfied with my first day here at Motegi.”
3 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki 1'45.248
“I feel very good, today we have worked very hard with the tyres to prepare for the race and the results are positive. We still need to work on the rear to find a good set-up that could allow me to save the tyre until the end of the race. My team did a very good job, I can feel the improvements we have done throughout the season in being more effective in the adaptation of set-up and electronics between the sessions, our learning and adaptation process is getting faster and faster, allowing me to make big steps. For tomorrow we will work to find an even better feeling with the rear, improving acceleration, focusing on the electronics configuration, and then try a good time attack which is a thing we didn’t focus on today.”
4 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'45.303
“I’m very sorry for Dani, as it seemed that he was really coming back to his usual speed. I just wish him a quick recovery. Regarding today, honestly, the feeling was better than I was expecting here. I thought we would struggle a bit more, but from the beginning I didn’t feel so bad and we were able to do a good job on the bike. In the afternoon I had a small crash when I was trying the harder front tyre spec and I was trying to push a bit more, but I was able to continue on the same run and improve my lap time, which is a positive. I know that our opponents are quite strong here, but we’re not far off.”
5 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'45.501
“It wasn’t a bad day today, even if I feel a little bit tired, but overall I am generally quite happy with how the bike is working. There is still room for lots of improvement though - there are a couple of areas around the circuit where we are struggling a little, but we are quite happy. We tried some different settings on the bike and perhaps wasted a bit of time in the two sessions, but they had been part of the plan before the weekend began. We’re continuing to look at the data for tomorrow, and hopefully we are able to take some more steps forward.”
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