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Lorenzo returns with the ‘eye of the tiger'

Lorenzo returns with the ‘eye of the tiger'

Lorenzo returns with the ‘eye of the tiger'

Jorge Lorenzo began his 250cc title defence in style last Saturday, repeating his 2006 triumph at the Losail International Circuit to once again lead the way in the quarter litre competition.

The Spaniard led the way with an excellent ride on his factory Aprilia, imposing his own rhythm on the race. Nobody could stick with Lorenzo, which will come as a relief to the rider who has admitted to problems with fine tuning in recent weeks. He celebrated by skipping in a style reminiscent of Rocky, another fighter on the comeback trail.

"Everybody said that it would be hard to escape from the pack, but I knew that if I rode like in practice then it would be possible," commented Spain's No1 Aprilia rider. "I have got back my ‘eye of the tiger' and the best Lorenzo has shown why he has the number 1 on his bike," he added. "I have to confess that this past week has been hard, because I came here a couple of kilos overweight. Thanks to a lot of hours in the gym and Dani Amatriain's diet I am as strong as I was last year, and for this reason I celebrated in the style of Rocky Balboa."

250cc, 2007, Commercialbank GRAND PRIX OF QATAR, Jorge Lorenzo

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