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Lorenzo philosophical about MotoGP move

Lorenzo philosophical about MotoGP move

His 36 point lead in the 250cc World Championship having been cut to 11 following a non-finish at Donington Park, Jorge Lorenzo's arrival at one of his more successful circuits is a timely one for the Spaniard.

His 36 point lead in the 250cc World Championship having been cut to 11 following a non-finish at Donington Park, Jorge Lorenzo's arrival at one of his more successful circuits is a timely one for the Spaniard.

The factory Aprilia rider has won twice at Assen, taking victory both on a 250cc bike last year and a 125cc machine in 2004 to sandwich a third place in 2005. Speaking yesterday to motogp.com, Lorenzo was philosophical about his current situation.

"You can't change the past. We made a mistake at Donington and we have learnt from bad times. I hope that this weekend it is a dry race, and that we can pick up the lost points," said the reigning quarter litre World Champion, before turning his attention to the changes made to the Assen circuit in recent years.

"The track has become a normal one now. It's much more difficult than the talented riders showing their quality and coming out on top," he added.

As the season draws on, the press continue to link Lorenzo with a move up to MotoGP in 2008. He has refused to be drawn on any speculation, and has reiterated his stance in the run-up to Saturday's race.

"Its normal that the press talk about signings, but for us riders it is our place to shut up and carry on with our jobs. If I move up to MotoGP then so be it, but I am not in any special hurry."

Tags:
250cc, 2007, A-STYLE TT ASSEN, Jorge Lorenzo

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