The bell is ringing again for Jorge Lorenzo, and tomorrow he'll be back on track with a new fairing for the GP17. The Spaniard cannot wait to test it, hoping for improvement in terms of performance.
He is already focused on the Czech round, and the holidays are already a distant memory.
“I switched off for a few days, going to Ibiza with friends – he says - then I spent a lot of time training. I think that's only normal and professional after the difficult season's start, and I'm feeling good physically”.
The Majorcan is also feeling confident ahead of the Brno round.
“This is a favourable track and the new components should make things easier – warns the Spaniard– the team has worked hard, even though it's not easy to replicate the performance we had with the winglets, as no-one has been able to be as competitive as before. We're missing about 10%-15% to fill that gap and tomorrow we'll see what the level of confidence is like”.
He knows exactly what conditioned the first half of his championship.
“Unfortunately I suffered from the lack of weight at the front and now it's important to see if we can improve the performance or not – he explains –these two races are important for the team. Inside, I'm always aiming for the win”.
Dovizioso underlined the fact that perhaps it was better to test during the break, as Honda has done for example.
“I think they have the right idea. It definitely didn't do any harm and I'm sure they'll be competitive”.
Brno and Austria, two rounds where the Majorcan can't afford mistakes.
“They will be two key races, in the hope we can be competitive and take steps forward - comments #99 - I like Brno, just like Jerez and Catalunya. We have a good opportunity to score important results”.
His mind is also on Angel Nieto's battle, away from the track.
“Unfortunately we've heard about the setback and we're all very sorry. We hope tomorrow brings better news”.