Lorenzo undecided on whether he’ll race new chassis

Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo has revealed he is undecided on whether he’ll race the 2012 or 2013 Yamaha M1 chassis in Qatar on Sunday, despite placing second in the combined classification of practice times, behind

Lorenzo has shown impressive form so far this weekend

Marc Marcquez by 0.001 of a second. The Spaniard also claims there are still improvements to be made, to get back ahead of his compatriot at the top of the time sheets and further ahead of other rivals.

Lorenzo, who put in a time of 1’56.085 commented: “I’m very happy with the changes we made on the bike because it improved a lot. In the last moments the track was better this evening, in the beginning it was very dirty. I think we can still improve the bike more tomorrow, we still haven’t decided which chassis is better; today it is the new one, yesterday the old one. I’m very curious to see how the qualifying goes with the new formula, we will just be concentrating on making four fast laps, the maximum performance we can get.”

Team mate, Valentino Rossi came fourth in the combined practice times with a best lap of 1’56.416, he added: “The practices are not so bad, we are continuing to work for the race. We still have to decide which tyre to use; that will be very important for Sunday. We are ready for tomorrow for the qualifying practice to try and start as far in front as possible and aim for the front row. For the rest it’s not so bad, we continue to work and improve. Yesterday after the practice I had a problem with a very strong headache so I wasn’t at 100% today. Now I’m not so bad and coming better and tomorrow I will be at my maximum.”

Qualifying begins tomorrow, the first run of MotoGP’s new qualification format. 
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