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Confident Lorenzo ready for Istanbul

Confident Lorenzo ready for Istanbul

Jorge Lorenzo arrives at the Grand Prix of Turkey with his confidence as high as ever after consecutive victories in the opening two rounds of the season and with the aim of continuing his spectacular run of results.

Jorge Lorenzo arrives at the Grand Prix of Turkey with his confidence as high as ever after consecutive victories in the opening two rounds of the season and with the aim of continuing his spectacular run of results.

The Majorcan rider has been preparing for the third race of his title defence at great length during the post-Jerez break, undertaking a specialised training routine.

Aware that his rivals are desperate to challenge his dominance in the 250cc category, the reigning World Champion travelled to Istanbul last Sunday to ensure that he is completely ready for the Turkish date.

"I like the Istanbul circuit", he commented. "It's a quick track, with very fast corners and the rider himself plays a very important role. I hope to continue in the same form as the first two races, I've been in Turkey since Sunday and I feel like I am ready to fight for victory".

The Fortuna Aprilia rider believes that his success in Qatar and Jerez will mean more going into this weekend's Grand Prix than the memory of his brief 2006 outing in Istanbul when, after dominating qualifying, his race finished all too soon after a collision on the first corner.

"A year ago qualifying went very well for me here and I lapped a second faster than my opponents, but later I did not make the most of it in the race. I always try to be positive and I prefer not to think about last year's race," commented Lorenzo.

"It would be an amazing coincidence for something like that to happen again and I prefer to think more about the races I finish than the ones I don't. My objective is to get onto the podium and to win a decent amount of points, although that does not mean that I don't think I can win."

Tags:
250cc, 2007, GRAND PRIX OF TURKEY, Jorge Lorenzo

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