Lorenzo complained of a bad second tire, as did his teammate Rossi, that thwarted any opportunity to get onto the front row. The new construction rear Bridgestone was also causing issues at the Sachsenring. "Well, for the moment, we are not able, but in general especially at this track, we aren’t able to take advantage of this new tire," said Lorenzo. "There is not so much difference between the old tire and the new tire because as soon as I want to open more throttle to make the lap time, it starts to spin a lot. Also, the other problem was the second tire—same thing that happened to Valentino—it was worse. From the warmup lap, I felt that as soon as I pick up the bike it had much more spinning and it was more difficult to accelerate. I improved just a little time with this tire but not enough to stay on first row. I’m really disappointed with the position, but I think we did good work during the weekend, always in second or third position, and if we can improve one or two tenths, we can stay with Marquez tomorrow."