Lorenzo With nobody in front I can brake perfectly
JORGE Lorenzo has taken his second consecutive race win of the 2015 MotoGP season at Le Mans despite tyre issues.
The Movistar Yamaha rider led from the first lap to the chequered flag with his team-mate Valentino Rossi just under four seconds behind.
Speaking after the race in France, Lorenzo said: “Before the race I was a little bit worried about the front tyre on the right side, because it was close in some corners.”
“Sometimes that‘s worse in the race on Sunday, because it‘s hotter at two o‘clock and you have more fuel in the tank and push more on braking.
“On the third or fourth lap it started closing, and I started worrying that I had an ever worsening tyre in the next laps, but luckily for us the tyre stayed more or less the same. I was pushing the whole time and when the fuel tank ran low I pushed a little bit less.”
“So this time we have been lucky. I know that other riders also struggled with the front. I could improve in some areas because I lose out in some corners.
“It was important to be second and overtake Marc at the start and Dovizioso in the first corner. This is the way I prefer to ride, because with nobody in front I can brake perfectly, keep the corner speed and try to increase the gap, so that is what happened.”
Concluding, the Spaniard explained: “Winning two races in a row after finishing outside of the podium in three Grand Prix is a big contrast. These are much better results, but you have to keep your feet on the ground and not hesitate, because things can change very quickly and I can have bad results in the future.
“Mugello is a good track for Yamaha and especially for me, because it‘s my favourite track, but Valentino is also very fast there, so who knows what‘s going to happen.”
Lorenzo is now currently second in the Championship standings, only 15-points behind his team-mate Rossi, after two consecutive race wins.