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Yamaha's Lorenzo Drops Hammer
by staff
Friday, March 01, 2013

Jorge Lorenzo wasn't the quickest rider Thursday on the final day of testing at Sepang; that honor went to Dani Pedrosa.

But Lorenzo planted the most fear into his rivals by ending his test with a full race simulation of 20 laps at Sepang. Reigning World Champion Lorenzo kept his M1 planted in the 2:01 lap zone, with just three laps in the 2:02.0 to 2:02.2 range and one at 2:05. You won't win any popularity contests with fans by suggesting that Valentino Rossi won't win every race he enters in 2013 but Lorenzo's pace seems almost unstoppable.

Lorenzo finished the full race sim 36 seconds quicker than the race record at Sepang, ironically set in 2010 by Lorenzo's then and current teammate, Valentino Rossi. That was Rossi's last MotoGP victory.

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