Lorenzo hails late Misano setup changes
16 September 2013 – Jorge Lorenzo has revealed that a string of setup changes during final warm-up for the San Marino Grand Prix were instrumental in his ability to claim the race victory.
Having trailed title rival Marc Márquez for the majority of the Misano weekend, Lorenzo made strides throughout the decisive day of track action, passing the Repsol Honda rider at the start of the race before pulling away to take a second successive win.
"Luckily we improved the bike a lot in warm-up, especially in braking. We improved the lap time and the pace quite a bit," Lorenzo commented. "I was convinced to follow my strategy of the last couple of races which was to try to break away. Finally I could do it! During the first two laps I had a big advantage so I had to keep pushing to maintain a distance because they never gave up and wanted to catch me.
"I'm happy, we recovered five points and we are now closer to Marc. I need to be constant and try to win races."
Lorenzo is now second in the championship standings on a total of 219 points, 34 behind current leader Márquez. Both riders have claimed five victories this season.