Lorenzo in top form again
Jorge Lorenzo followed up his Italian MotoGP win at Mugello with another impressive display in testing on Monday.
The Spaniard put in a dominant display at the Italian track on Sunday to claim his fifth victory of the season and extend his lead at the top of the standings.
Monday was no different as the Yamaha rider, who tested new engine parts as well and a new suspension, posted a fastest lap of 1:47.435 ahead of Honda duo Dani Pedrosa (+0.114s) and Casey Stoner (+0.116s).
"Today we did 40 laps," said Lorenzo. "We worked on improving the settings of the bike compared to the race and also tried some different engine specification to help us choose the direction to work in for the future."
Pedrosa, who also finished second behind his compatriot at Mugello, hopes the work that Honda are putting in during the test will pay off in the coming weeks.
"We tested many things today and I'm happy because we found some positives with the new engine, and also with the new chassis, that can help us in the second part of the season," he said.
"I was really hoping for some improvements after the issues we have had with the extra weight, chattering and the front tyres and in this test we made a step forward.
"Honda is working very hard and I'm sure they will do their best to be able to supply us the new parts for Laguna and the following races, but we'll see if it's possible with the engine allocations."
Ducati's Nicky Hayden was fourth with Tech 3 Yamaha's Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso fifth and sixth respectively.