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Lorenzo's style looks effortless, but making it look effortless consumes a vast amount of strength and energy.

Keeping the bike perfectly in line and sweeping majestically through corners requires constant tiny corrections and an iron grip on the bike.

That proved impossible, with Marc Marquez soon slotting in behind Lorenzo after dispensing with a feisty Iannone.

For a long while it looked like we were in for another Marquez masterclass, with the championship leader waiting for his moment to strike. Marquez was having trouble just matching the pace of Lorenzo, especially on new tires.

This was the same point at which he crashed out last year, just after passing Pedrosa and closing on Lorenzo, and he had no intention of that happening again.

'I had the same feeling as last year, the rear felt a bit light, so I was a bit careful,' Marquez said.

The 2014 Bridgestone rear tire has a tendency to spin more easily, which creates a more nervous feel.

Added to that the increased nervousness of the Yamaha on 20 liters of fuel, rather than the 21 liters of 2013, and that's another factor upsetting the bike.

It certainly did not disappoint, but by the time the last few laps of the Moto GP race rolled around, we had forgotten all about Moto3.Lorenzo's start was a little wild and uncontrolled – nearly running into Dani Pedrosa on one side, then running into San Donato very hot and pushing Cal Crutchlow wide.It put him right behind Andrea Iannone, who had got off to a brilliant start, to the delight of the crowd.The Repsol Honda man was also wary of his experience here last year, when he crashed out during the race.He had been cautious all weekend, and did not want to risk it all in the early laps trying to get past Lorenzo.

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